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Episode 24: Rural-urban economic interdependence

(Air date: November 21, 2019)

What do jobs and other economic factors look like in rural Minnesota? How about urban Minnesota? You might assume rural and urban economies are very different, but they actually have a lot in common.

Brigid Tuck, Extension's economic impact analyst, joins us to discuss the diverse economies of rural and urban communities in Minnesota. Listen in and hear about their top job industries and how they support each others’ success.

“We actually look more alike than different. That matters in policy discussions because things that help the Metro really do help Greater Minnesota and vice versa.”

— Brigid Tuck

Episode host(s)

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


  • Brigid Tuck, senior economic analyst
    University of Minnesota Extension, Center for Community Vitality



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