Overview of State Demographics from Susan Brower, Minnesota State Demographer
We heard about the importance of doing the census right, especially if we don’t want to lose a congressional seat. Aging is a big issue with demographics. Minnesotans are aging out of the workforce. Rural is a component of the picture. There are some pockets of population growth in rural Minnesota, although most of the growth is happening in metro areas.
The aging of Minnesota will have an impact of growing Minnesota economy. We are not growing. Immigration to the state would help growth. It’s math.
Notes from Thriving by Design – Rural & Urban Together: Gathering to create the One Minnesota Equity Blueprint held June 2018.