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Many rural communities are facing challenging questions centered around long-term vitality, prosperity, and purpose in a new era where technology is replacing jobs, community residents regularly demand modern amenities, and the “small town USA” perception is often tainted with political affiliations or economic status.
There are hundreds of rural communities across the U.S. that are doing incredible things for their communities and regions. Many times, these stories make it to local or regional media. Sometimes, they reach a national platform. In most cases, though, the stories stop after the media cycle of a few days wears off. While great as resources for future use, the articles are largely without action or collaboration among national rural activists.