Economic Realities in Rural America
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Economic Realities in Rural America Recent Trends, Future Prospects by Economic Research Service

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Published by National Governors" Association .
Written in English


  • Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.,
  • Rural Economic Development,
  • Politics - Current Events,
  • Business/Economics

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages60
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL12090914M
ISBN 101558770178
ISBN 109781558770171

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Divides – economic, racial, cultural, and educational, to name just a few – exist between communities across the country. But the perceived divide between rural and urban areas have been a lightning rod for our national conversation over . The National 4-H Council and The Bridgespan Group released research showing how young rural Americans can achieve economic success. And shifting food preferences (such as for locally grown and organic foods) are spawning new regional food systems that can create even more agriculture-related jobs in rural America.   In May , the Wall Street Journal proclaimed, “Rural America Is the New Inner City”.1 Ever since Donald Trump was elected president, the narrative of urban revitalization and rural decline has only gained steam. But, in reality, this narrative fails to capture the full complexity of economic life in America. With a new foreword by PolicyLink Founder and CEO Angela Glover Blackwell, Worlds Apart: Poverty and Politics in Rural America shares new insights on the economic, demographic, and political realities reshaping poor rural communities. Duncan spoke with America’s Tomorrow about what she learned in going back to these rural places 20 years later.

  Small businesses, especially in the South as well as Rural Middle America, have been struggling to survive in the current economic environment, particularly due to the trends of consolidation and. The Future of Economic Development in Rural America David Oppedahl highlighted several factors changing the face of rural America. First, he said farming has diminished as the primary occupation in many rural areas, especially outside the Corn Belt. However, agricultural production in the Midwest continues to provide about.   But the reality is that this narrative fails to capture the full complexity of economic life in America. In fact, parts of rural America are thriving, even as . The recent news that Google will let their workforce of over , continue to work from home until July is a seismic shift — for rural America.

Why NREDA? Now More Than Ever - an overview about why rural economic development is so important and why NREDA is such a key vehicle to help. Raising Hope - building communities that young people want to stay in or return to - to keep the talent in rural America. Show Me the Money - the exploration of the financing programs to spur and fund growth in rural areas. Rural Communities Initiative Economic Development Annotated Bibliography of Resources Atkinson, Rob. (). The New Rural Development Challenge: Revitalizing Rural America. In Council of State Government (Volume 37), The Book of the States (pp. ). Retrieved from the Council of State Governments Web site.   Nickel and Dimed reveals low-wage America in all its tenacity, anxiety, and surprising generosity — a land of Big Boxes, fast food, and a thousand desperate strategies for survival. Instantly acclaimed for its insight, humor, and passion, this book is changing the way America perceives its working poor. 5.   In reality, any place outside of an urban area or urban population cluster should be considered “rural,” according to the U.S. the map above shows, rural .