Here’s another article repeating what we already know: More and more people are getting more work done by doing it from home.
This article cites several benefits to the employee such as flexible hours, self-controlled environment, and the much shorter commute.
The author of the article is in Florida and writes the article with the purpose of encouraging local business and government to adopt telecommuter friendly policies so that more high tech workers and businesses will come to Florida.
A lot of telecommuters are high tech workers who are generally paid more and without the commute have a smaller impact on the local resources. It really makes sense for localities to encourage this type of behavior. The formula is really quite simple: More Tax Revenue + Less Impact to Roads and Environment = Great Deal!