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Finding Big Success in a Small Town:


When attorney Dick Pemberton looked for a place to begin his legal career, he settled on Fergus Falls, Minnesota. A half century later, he's achieved statewide and national success while remaining ...


"The Twilight of Common Dreams - Why America is Racked by Culture Wars":


The appalling poverty in many rural communities, accompanied by the depression and anger of many rural residents is symptomatic of a nation that is certainly crumbling around the edges and looks as if ...


Pattern of Rural Job Loss Continues:




American Rural Newsletter - Alohomora 2 - The Unlocking Spell from Harry Potter:




Busting Rural-Subsidy Myth One Last Time:


Media - and even friends - repeat the falsehood that rural counties get more in federal subsidies than metro counties. So, before the Economic Research Service discontinues the report, here's one ...


'Picked Off Like a Single Quail':


If you care about rural communities, watch this speech -- even if it means skipping a few cat videos. Unless rural people get organized to stand up to corporate power, the future of rural America ...


Rural Areas Lose 149,000 Jobs in Last Year:




Technology and Robust Economies Drive Rural Town Revival :


Less than 30 years ago, the town of Osakis, its population vanishing year by year, made a bold offer that drew global headlines: a check for $5,000 to anyone willing to move in, build a house and stay ...


Online Rural Arts Project Expands Work:


Five years ago at his grandmother's funeral, Matthew Fluharty reflected on the value of rural culture and what he might do to help promote and enliven it. Today, the "Art of the Rural" http://artoftherural.org/ ...


'Rural America at a Glance': Tough News:




Inspiration--Education--Execution-----Ruralistically Newsletter:


American Rural is less than a year old and we've already made amazing progress. We have grown to over 5500 followers on Facebook, begun fundraising, initiated our newsletter (Ruralistically), hosted ...


The RURAL DATA PORTAL provides over 350 data indictors for your community.:


HAC's RURAL DATA PORTAL is a simple, easy to use, on-line resource that provides essential information on the social, economic, and housing characteristics of communities in the United States. The ...


Job Loss Concentrated in Rural America:




Define Rural by Our Hopes, not Fears:




In 'Historic Shift', America's Rural Population Declines for the First Time:


While the percentage of American's living outside of urban areas has been declining for some time, overall rural population loss has occurred for the first time since the Census began keeping track, ...


If the Phone Doesn't Ring, It's Rural America:


In trying to avoid fees that support rural phone service, communication companies have unintentionally created big headaches for rural residents getting calls from cities. Can the FCC help fix ...


Rural Development program recommendations could hurt small communities:


Congress asked USDA to recommend changes to refocus its Rural Development programs. Instead the agency seems to be proposing to widen its service area and hurt small communities in the process. By ...


As more move to the city, does rural America still matter?:




"Strategies for Economic Improvement in Distressed Rural Counties." :


On November 27, 2012, researchers from the University of Tennessee held a webinar to review the ARC-sponsored research study "Strategies for Economic Improvement in Appalachia's Distressed Rural Counties." ...


This is how you build a tech community:


This is the type of tech center that government officials dream about building. You can't help being overwhelmed by the natural beauty and Swiss-village-like charm of Boulder, Colorado. With a population ...


The Creative Economy is not just for Large Urban Centres:


Large cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Toronto, are important drivers in the global economy, but they are not for everyone. While for many, large cities are exciting and stimulating places, ...


The 50-Foot Commute Takes Off Across America:




How to Attract Tech-Savvy Workers Outside Big Cities:


Companies like Facebook and Google are known for luring young, tech-savvy people to work for them through competitive salaries and perks. For smaller businesses--especially those outside the cities--offering ...


Cities Needing Highly Skilled Workers Aren't Training Them:




Finding a Brain Gain in Rural Communities:


There are newspaper articles and books galore about population decline in rural America. They are misleading. The population of rural America is growing. And, in particular, there is a "brain gain" ...


Long commute time linked with poor health, new study shows:


New evidence shows that a long commute by car not only takes hours out of your day, but could take years off your life. By Theresa Juva-Brown, The (Westchester, N.Y.) Journal News Full Story: ...


Is There Such a Thing as 'Rural' Gentrification?:


Gentrification is a trend most commonly associated with hip, edgy urban areas. Thomas Sigler argues that the phenomenon is occurring with increasing frequency in America's small towns, particularly ...


Emerging markets are driving worldwide telecommuting wave:


"It is really a story about the emerging markets and I am not sure if that is because the West is about to pick up the trend. They are definitely still skeptical," said Keren Gottfried, research manager ...


Getting Workers to Rural America is a Challenge :


For the good of the nation and the good of those families, we need to work toward a solution. Columbus, Nebraska, has a problem. The rural town has jobs, but it can't find workers to fill them. ...


Top 9 Rural Small Business Trends for 2012:


Rural small business trends are always different from general small business trends. This year, the difference is in the economic outlook. With the consensus of economic predictions for 2012 showing slower ...

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