Webinar Resources Available: Rural America, Economic Opportunity and Policy Priorities
NARC hosted a webinar with Celinda Lake of Lake Research Partners and Brian Neinaber of The Tarrance Group to discuss the recently released study for the Center for Rural Affairs surveying rural voters in the Great Plains, Midwest and Southeast regarding the role of federal policy in creating economic opportunity for rural citizens and a future for their communities. Overwhelmingly rural Americans are committed to preserving their way of life and believe that small town values and priorities are worth fighting for. However, great division exists among the role that local and federal government leaders should take in helping to ensure this way of life is preserved for future generations. The research team discussed these results, and revealed openings for elected officials and local governments to promote policy priorities that provide genuine opportunity for rural Americans and their way of life.