Tag: community development

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Catching kids early, before they fall

By Marnie Werner, VP, Research As I work on our research projects, it often seems like all the topics I write about are gloomy and doom-filled. And they are usually. Here at the Center, we tend to write about problems—problems that need fixing—because the only way problems get fixed is if we know about them ...

What’s Happening in Greater Minnesota? – Part 2: Child care shortages

The Center for Rural Policy and Development partnered with Sourcewell to produce short videos discussing our most recent research. In Part 2, Marnie Werner discusses the challenges facing child care in rural Minnesota and provides a brief overview of some of the solutions being developed by local organizations.  

Season 3, Episode 7: Legislative preview with Scott McMahon

The 2023 Legislative session is in full swing so Julie checks in with Scott McMahon, the Executive Director of the Greater Minnesota Partnership. They discuss what the session may hold for various rural issues such as child care, housing, and broadband.

Slow employment recovery for leisure and hospitality – State of Rural 2023

Northern Minnesota saw significant declines in employment in the leisure and hospitality industry   By Kelly Asche, Senior Researcher January 2023 Every year the Center for Rural Policy and Development publishes the “State of Rural Minnesota,” a report outlining the demographic and economic trends in Minnesota using the most recent data available. Typically, the report ...

Season 3, Episode 6: The State of Rural 2023 – A shift in the trends

On this episode, Marnie Werner, Vice President of Research & Operations, interviews colleague Kelly Asche about this years State of Rural report. Every year the Center for Rural Policy and Development publishes the State of Rural – a report outlining the various economic and demographic trends taking place in rural Minnesota. Most years it’s a ...

Competition for high school graduates in Southwest Minnesota

By Kelly Asche, Senior Research Associate The Center for Rural Policy and Development is currently working on a research project exploring migration trends of Southwest Minnesota high school graduates. This report will be released in early 2023, but as we explore the data, we would like to showcase a few interesting nuggets. The severity of ...

Season 3, Episode 3: Differential privacy and the Census

Starting with the 2020 Decennial Census, the U.S. Census Bureau is implementing a new framework to ensure privacy of the census takers – essentially, making sure that a nefarious actor can’t identify an individual from published census tables. Although the U.S. Census Bureau has been employing various strategies for decades, this new framework is very ...