Rural Areas

With unemployment numbers falling, jobs are on the rise in some rural parts of the country.
Jul 14, 2011   The Daily Yonder
Silos and smokestacks are the way of the past for rural area development, according to economist Mark Drabenstott who offers a new idea for bringing economic activity to rural places.
Apr 19, 2010   The Daily Yonder
Scholars from the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad discuss how to remake the country's urban areas into sources of economic prosperity.
Mar 30, 2010   The Wall Street Journal
At Census time, America's prisoners have typically been counted as residents of the places they are imprisoned. But with nearly 1% of the U.S. population behind bars, where they're counted is counting more to the urban areas they came from.
Mar 15, 2010   Citiwire
<em>The New York Times</em> reviews a new book about driving in China, and how the vastly expanding roadways are changing the Chinese way of life from the farms to the cities.
Feb 25, 2010   The New York Times
A new report from the USDA says that baby boomers will be flooding out of metropolitan areas and into the countryside over the next ten years.
Oct 6, 2009   The Oregonian
A new report from the Economic Research Service looks at how the economic recession is affecting rural areas. For the most part, things are a lot worse in America's nonmetro areas.
Oct 3, 2009   The Daily Yonder
Suicide rates are on the rise in rural areas, according to a new study. Compared to urban areas, rural men are committing suicide 54% more often.
Sep 28, 2009   The Daily Yonder
Rural areas have been losing population for decades, creating what some are calling a "rural brain drain". According to this article, the hollowing out of these rural areas will have negative impacts beyond the borders of those small towns.
Sep 24, 2009   The Chronicle for Higher Education
The application period has opened for federal stimulus grants to fund broadband Internet access projects in underserved areas. The response has been overwhelming.
Aug 31, 2009   USA Today
A couple of weeks ago, the South Dakota Supreme Court in Anderson v. Town of Badger held that a town had the power to grant a waiver of a distance requirement set by Kingsbury County for a CAFO. Click here for the decision. Wait a minute. Why wouldn't you want to live near a CAFO? What's a CAFO? It's not Community Association Facility Operations. It's not Centralized Area of Fun Outside no, it's Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, something akin to dinner time at my fraternity house in the mid-1960s Opinion
Aug 11, 2009   By Dwight Merriam