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The challenges of urban economic growth vs. rural stagnation in the West. What can communities learn from each other?

January 11, 2018View for printing

What are rural Montana communities doing to respond to a growing economy in the cities without much evidence of that growth in their communities? What can they do to help their residents weather the economic winter? And what could they learn from other communities?

For the next six months, a group of journalists from western Montana, supported by High Country News http://www.hcn.org/ and the Solutions Journalism Network https://www.solutionsjournalism.org/, will dig into the question. This project is funded by the LOR Foundation http://lorfoundation.org/ .

Erika Fredrickson

http://missoulanews.com/coverstory/w ... e-top-story

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Can rural towns stem the trend of population decline? http://www.matr.net/article-80799.html

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LOR FOUNDATION

We partner with rural communities in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico and Wyoming with a focus on improving livability and quality of life through community-driven solutions. http://lorfoundation.org/

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HIGH COUNTRY NEWS

for people who care about the West http://www.hcn.org/

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SOLUTIONS JOURNALISM

We train and connect journalists to cover what's missing in today's news: how people are responding to problems. We're working to bring solutions journalism to every newsroom worldwide. https://www.solutionsjournalism.org/

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