Overview of the empirical evidence of economic interdependence of rural and metro Minnesota and Minnesotans from Kate Searls, Growth & Justice Research Director. She spoke about similarities, differences and economic interdependencies. Turns out rural, urban and suburban feel like they understand each other but that rural and urban do not feel like they are understood. There are similarities there. Also, rural and urban are similar in that when you invest in rural manufacturing – both rural and urban areas benefit – according to research in the rural manufacturing sector.
Notes from Thriving by Design – Rural & Urban Together: Gathering to create the One Minnesota Equity Blueprint held June 2018.