Senior Associate of New Generation Partnerships and HomeTown Competitiveness Coordinator
Craig Schroeder is a Senior Associate for the Center. Since 2003, Craig's primary focus with the Center has been youth entrepreneurship and helping communities develop effective youth engagement systems. Craig, who grew up in a town with a population of 223 people, brings more than 20 years of agricultural and rural work experience to the Center. Of particular note is Craig's work in creating the Youth Attraction Formula, a tool for Great Plains communities to address persistent population decline largely due to significant youth out-migration. Craig graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics with emphasis in Rural Community Economics and Marketing.