During the ongoing pandemic, we ask a more substantial question on the relationship between crisis and regional development: How can we use the idea of regional sovereignty as a heuristic concept that analyzes regional capacities to govern new working space development after the pandemic? We ask to what extent new working spaces and the effects of digitization support small-scale solutions in rural and less dense areas. We present variations in regional sovereignty from the social practice and human geography points of view by focusing on some initial types of new working spaces in rural areas. In the sense of a broader perspective of current policies in rural areas, we take the case of new working arrangements and relate them to questions of regional sovereignty.