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Small towns brainstorming how to attract new residents to rural area

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When a family or an individual thinks about moving to a region, they consider the economic incentives.

When they choose a community or a small town, they pick where they feel a sense of belonging.


Research done by the University of Minnesota Extension shows that population increases in the 1990s have zeroed out the losses of the 1970s and 80s in rural areas.

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