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Rural Iowa does not have a job shortage. It has a people shortage.

April 20, 2018View for printing

I'm excited to see the discussions about how to bring more people into Iowa. For the past 30 years, rural areas have seen a dramatic loss of population as their residents have moved into urban areas.

This trend has transpired in nearly every state in the nation. But what we have seen over the past 20 years are urban areas on the coasts, now oversaturated, shipping their rural homers back to where they came from. Sort of.

Zachary Mannheimer, Iowa View contributor ... /520276002/
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