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Affordable housing and economic development could lessen catastrophic events

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.

Rural American West gains jobs, but employment migration continues to urban areas

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.