Can your business make it in a small town?
Monday, December 22, 2014
When it comes to running a business, most entrepreneurs know that access to a reliable, skilled workforce is one of the top challenges. And that can be an even bigger challenge in rural locations. In 2009, for instance, the Chronicle of Higher Education predicted a “brain drain” in rural America would hurt regional economies. (Read the article here: http://ow.ly/zbhbS.)
The truth is a little more complicated, however. What we’ve discovered here in Gage County, Nebraska, is that there are plenty of qualified people looking for work. It helps that Lincoln / Lancaster County is included in our workforce laborshed along with other adjacent counties for a total labor pool of 214,646. Learn more here: http://ow.ly/BvQcf.