Is the common view of rural America outdated? Are the strategies needed to build today’s rural economies actually being implemented?
Hanna Love, with the Brookings Institution and Mike Powe, with the National Main Street Center, recently collaborated on a five-part research series on rural revitalization. They argue that our attention should not be focused on an inaccurate image of rural America, but rather on understanding, sustaining, and investing in the hyperlocal strategies already working in a lot of areas.
In this episode of the rural business show, Hanna and Mike discuss their in-depth, on-the-ground research in three rural communities across the U.S. and highlight the place-based strategies they see as vital to rural economic success.