In Search of Rural Jobs, States Weigh Strategy With Checkered Past

In rural communities across the country, jobs are disappearing and people are moving away, driving a desperation that helped elect Donald Trump president. But as state lawmakers look for ways to bring life to these long-struggling areas, many are falling prey to a complex economic development approach, pushed hard by investment firms that stand to benefit, that has failed to live up to its promises. Read the full article on The Pew Charitable Trust’s Stateline.

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