Welcome Wagon for Rural Revitalization
April 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Keep ‘em coming home to rural
Growing interest in small town living presents a new opportunity for rural communities to reverse population decline. Making sure new and returning residents stay and grow with your town is the challenge in this opportunity.
Tune in 1 p.m. Monday, April 3, 2023, to learn more from University of Missouri’s Mallory Rahe. The Associate Extension Professor dug into the rural in-migration data and found there is indeed a rural trend. She also found it is essential to understand who is moving to rural, and what will make them stay. Join us for examples, tips, and more in this rural community development webinar.REGISTER
The webinar is hosted by the New Growth community development corporation with the START HERE Business Acceleration Network. New Growth and START HERE partners work as a team to promote and support rural Missouri entrepreneurship.
Mallory Rahe is an associate extension professor at the University of Missouri. She approaches her work in the area of community economic development with an emphasis on assisting community groups that are engaging in economic development projects or considering public investment options. She provides applied research, data analysis and trends, and supports strategic planning process through the rural wealth creation framework. Rural wealth creation emphasizes developing an economy that seeks to reorient community assets to unmet market demand through a process that prioritizes local businesses, examines and plans for the careful management and growth of many forms of wealth in addition to financial wealth, and helps everyone participate more fully in the economy.