“Brain Gain” for Rural Minnesota: Took place on August 15, 2014 WERE YOU UNABLE TO ATTEND?
The population of rural America has changed significantly over the past 40 years, which is commonly referred to as the rural rebound. Come join in the “Brain Gain” conversation with rural sociologist and research fellow for the University of Minnesota Extension’s Center for Community Vitality. Hosted by Vision 2040: Goal 1, “Brain Gain” will explore the migration of 30-49 year olds to small towns and their social and economic impact on rural Minnesota. Specific trends for the new urbanity of the Willmar Lakes Area will be featured.
Click here for the PDF from our presentation. You can check out the video presentation from our event below:
“I'm proud to volunteer and support the efforts of Vision 2040 because creating a healthy community takes a collabortive effort. No one person or entity can create a community where people want to live and work and play, but working together we can create it. Vision 2040 started with an inclusive effort to bring together people from across our region to articulate their vision of the future of our region's communities. The goals that emerged from that vision offer everyone the opportunity to share in the collaborative work necessary to create a healthy and vibrant region--and that's a good thing for all of us.”
“We are proud to be part of the Vision 2040 effort here at the community foundation because it aligns with our core mission to engage people, connect resources and build community. It was an easy choice to invest not only financial resources to support Vision 2040 but also to lend significat board and staff time to help drive this effort forward. It's transforming our communities for the future our residents dream about-using their ideas and energies to make good things happen organically in real time and for years to come-and we want to be part of making that possible!”
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