Charities and other funding organizations that help rural communities can often rely on the people who live there to let them know what’s needed in terms of infrastructure and rural development, according to recent reporting in The Daily Yonder.
Rural America has experienced significant disruptions in its labor force and population due in part to automation in its most vulnerable industries; but the solution to thriving America’s rural towns could be found in history.
Construction workers are increasingly being drawn to build new single-family houses, leaving apartment projects across the country struggling to meet completion and budget deadlines, according to housing analysts.
Building more affordable housing and developing strong local economies may stave off catastrophic events, according to a new study. The report “Bounce Forward, Not Back: Leveraging Resiliency to Promote Equity,” expands on previous research demonstrating that resiliency has roots in sustainable housing and economic justice.
Across rural Nevada, the workforce in almost every rural county expanded, as it did in Colorado and Utah, during the past year. At the same time, however, the trend of employment migration to urban areas continues nationwide. According to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, the country added more than two million jobs in 2017. Among those, rural areas gained 154,000—less than 7 percent—and those jobs were close to metropolitan areas, extending a years-long trend.