On the move: Rural populations are shifting

6 Apr 2015

What makes for a thriving regional economy? And why does it matter? These are questions that a lot of folks out here in rural America are asking every day. Overall, rural population has declined in recent years, according to the U.S. census.


But that’s not the full picture. The fact is that some rural areas are thriving, while others are on the decline. (For a detailed look, check out this map: http://ow.ly/BwbMd.)

Here in Gage County, Nebraska, we have about a dozen small communities anchored by Beatrice, our County Seat. With Lincoln just a short drive across the county line, we’re in dynamic economic region with opportunities for business.