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Below are links to background information and research for the 2014 Symposium that challenge “doom and gloom” statistics for rural America and discuss the strategies for community development that must change as our communities change.

Brain Gain Website
http://www1.extension.umn.edu/community/brain-gain/

“Rural Migration: The Brain Gain of the Newcomers”
http://www1.extension.umn.edu/community/research/docs/BrainGain.pdf

“The Glass Half Full: A new View of Rural Minnesota”
http://www.ruralmn.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/RMJ6-11winchester.pdf

Strategies to Attract and Retain Newcomers
http://www.edacenter.org/downloads/Ben_Winchester_Report_2.pdf

Economic Impact of Newcomers
http://www1.extension.umn.edu/community/brain-gain/docs/2011-NewcomerHH-BEI-overview.pdf

Marketing Rural Communities to Attract and Retain Workers in a Changing Economy
http://cari.unl.edu/communitymarketing