“Brain Gain” for Rural Minnesota: Took place on August 15, 2014 WERE YOU UNABLE TO ATTEND?
The population of rural America has changed significantly over the past 40 years, which is commonly referred to as the rural rebound. Come join in the “Brain Gain” conversation with rural sociologist and research fellow for the University of Minnesota Extension’s Center for Community Vitality. Hosted by Vision 2040: Goal 1, “Brain Gain” will explore the migration of 30-49 year olds to small towns and their social and economic impact on rural Minnesota. Specific trends for the new urbanity of the Willmar Lakes Area will be featured.
Click here for the PDF from our presentation. You can check out the video presentation from our event below:
I made connections with community members and found many common visions. I have begun to get more active in the community due to the connections.
“We are proud to be part of the Vision 2040 effort here at the community foundation because it aligns with our core mission to engage people, connect resources and build community. It was an easy choice to invest not only financial resources to support Vision 2040 but also to lend significat board and staff time to help drive this effort forward. It's transforming our communities for the future our residents dream about-using their ideas and energies to make good things happen organically in real time and for years to come-and we want to be part of making that possible!”
“I'm honored to be part of Vision 2040 and the team that is forging the future of the Willmar Lakes Area community. We are a strong vibrant community that works hard and works together through partnerships and collaborative efforts. This spark of leadership for this is caused by people willing to risk failure to reach for success. We have seen there's no limit to what a group can do if the individuals don't care who gets the credit.”