Rural economy

Gov. Polis announces plan to develop rural economy in rural Colorado | Best States

Gov. Jared Polis on Saturday released a plan outlining how his administration will tackle economic challenges in rural Colorado. The Democratic governor’s “rural economic plan” focuses on expanding the economies and broadband infrastructure of rural communities, in addition to tackling high health care costs and repairing roads and bridges, according …

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Pete Buttigieg posts rural economy plan ahead of Iowa trip

Correction: This featured story has been updated to accurately reflect the number of trips Buttigieg has taken in Iowa. CNN – In an effort to win over rural voters, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday released a sweeping plan to reinvigorate rural America, promising investments in rural entrepreneurship …

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NYTimes, College Towns, and Our Rural Economy

Can Rural University Towns Save Our Rural Economy? Probably not. Colleges and universities have enough problems these days. Still, we should talk about the role higher education plays in our national conversation about the growing divide between rural and urban areas. That’s what I thought as I read Eduardo Porter’s …

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Rebuilding the rural economy

Does agriculture remain the heart of the economy in rural areas? (Credit: Shutterstock) The recent wave of elections in the United States and Europe exposed the flaws in our advanced economies: cities thrive while the rural economy falters. In 2014, for the first time in human history, a majority (54%) …

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How bad is the rural economy, anyway? – Mother Jones

Fight disinformation. Get a daily rundown of the facts that matter. Register for free Mother Jones newsletter. the Washington post and the Kaiser Family Foundation published the results of a pretty interesting poll today. It focuses on the rural-urban divide and seems to suggest that although people living in rural …

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