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Reimagining Rural Communities

“Through our experiences we’ve learned that a critical mass of leaders is an essential foundation for anything a community wants to do to move toward community vitality.”

Jennifer Groth, RDI’s Policy and Partnerships Manager, was a guest on Out West, the official podcast of the Western Governors’ Association. This series about reimagining the rural west examines opportunities and challenges in rural economic development, infrastructure, and quality of life.

In this episode, WGA’s Policy Advisor Laura Cutlip speaks with Jennifer Groth and Ben Winchester, rural sociologist from the University of Minnesota Center for Community Vitality, as they discuss strategies for reimagining rural communities and challenge the predominant narrative of life in the rural west.

Click here to listen to the podcast.