Urban America is Filling Up - Opportunities for Rural America
In this episode of Pathways to Rural Prosperity podcast, Don Macke explores one of the most significant trends driving urban America to rural communities, urban-to-rural migration. He provides illustrations of the motivations that are causing urban residents to relocate to more rural areas ranging from small cities to very small rural villages. Don also addresses what your community should be doing to tap into this development opportunity and trend.
This episode features
- Don Macke's observations of U.S. megatrends;
- Development opportunities for rural communities to consider based on the trends;
- Examples of smaller, "next best places" to live;
- 5-point community action plan;
- References to downloadable materials.
Resources for this Episode
Thought paper on the opportunities for rural America stemming from the current urban-to-rural relocation trend.
Thought paper summarizing the top 10 likely opportunities based upon trends.
Paper focused on tips to become a community focused on Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
Community analytics for use in creating smart development plans.
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