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Episode 09: The child care challenge for Minnesota's workforce

Solving the child care issue

Center for Rural Policy and Development

Minnesota is experiencing a child care crisis that directly affects workers and employers. Marnie Werner, director of research for the Center for Rural Policy and Development, joins us for this episode to help us understand the child care issue and how it varies across the state. She shares insight from research she led on the topic for the Center.

"In the Twin Cities, the issue is really getting affordable daycare. Outside the Twin Cities the issue is getting any kind of daycare."

— Marnie Werner


Episode host(s)

  • Christy Kallevig, Extension educator
    University of Minnesota Extension, Center for Community Vitality


  • Marnie Werner, director of research
    Center for Rural Policy and Development

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