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Episode 25: Rural-urban workforce opportunities

(Air date: March 26, 2020)

One of Minnesota's greatest economic assets is its diverse economic base. Having jobs distributed across a wide range of industries has helped the state's economy grow during challenging times. Maintaining this diverse economy requires Minnesota’s businesses to recruit workers in both rural and urban areas.

Kelly Asche, research associate with the Center for Rural Policy Development joins us to discuss the current workforce challenges and opportunities that exist across the state.

“You have things that are very rural and things that are very urban in Minnesota, but most of Minnesota exists somewhere in between.”

— Kelly Asche

Episode host(s)

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


  • Kelly Asche, research associate
    Center for Rural Policy Development



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