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Analysis: Higher Ed Must Do More to Help Rural College Graduates Return

What if American higher education found ways to support students from rural America who want to return home after graduation?

Millennials Find New Hope in the Heartland

If Millennials do not find the Heartland more attractive, even the most well-conceived and articulated economic development strategies will be rendered mute.

“It wasn’t Wall Street that won the West, it was cowboys (and cowgirls).” Tech startups come to the Mountain West, but can they grow?

“Boise, Idaho has gotten really cool, right? Bozeman, Montana has gotten really cool, and they have a flavor of this kind of growth there.”

Come Home – Making a small town home

“Being able to see the fruits of my labor gave me purpose. Being in a small town, I feel like you can create greater change, and you see it faster,” she said.

The Simple Privilege of Resettling to a Small Town

A big city journalist follows through on a “crazy” idea of moving to a place where adults are satisfied, children have support, and people look out for each other.

Technology and the Talent Shortage – How staffing agencies are adapting to the supply and demand gap.

“Employers need to embrace greater inclusivity when recruiting and hiring and give qualified individuals a second chance at success in life — particularly when the U.S. labor market is the tightest in history.”

Something Special Is Happening in Rural America

There is a “brain gain” afoot that suggests a national homecoming to less bustling spaces.

Oregon Career Opportunity – Analyst, GIS Data – TriMet’s Mobility & Location-Based Services

Apply for this position if you consider yourself a map geek

Oregon’s urban-rural divide has deepened

With the state’s population becoming more concentrated around Portland, and Eastern Oregon and Multnomah County becoming so politically disparate, the political voices of East Oregonians have become increasingly silenced.

Top 10 states Oregon transplants come from

Oregon had the 3rd highest rate of people migrating (from another state) between July 2015 and July 2016.