Webinar – COVID-19, by the numbers

COVID-19 didn’t just impact the health of rural communities, it also deeply impacted the local economy and workforce. In this webinar, Kelly Asche from the Center for Rural Policy and Development examines recently released jobs and workforce data during the pandemic. Three panelists join the conversation to discuss the numbers and dive deeper into the current economic situation in rural Minnesota.


  • Luke Greiner – Regional Analyst, MN Dept. of Employment and Economic Development
  • Neil Linscheid – Educator, University of MN Extension – Community Economics
  • Michael Johnson – Administrator, Waseca County

Moderator: Brian McClung – Park Street Public