New Immigrants Bring Opportunities to Small Towns

New Immigrants Bring Opportunities to Small Towns

According to the Center for Rural Affairs:

“Immigration is reshaping the landscape of rural America. A rapidly growing Hispanic population is driving the trend. New immigrants are offsetting population loss, a challenge faced by many small communities.  In our home state of Nebraska, the Hispanic population will triple by 2050, accounting for 25% of the state population. More than 40% of this growth is happening in rural communities. The majority population in several Nebraska small towns has shifted to Hispanic.”

Two areas to focus on include:

  1. Building inclusive and welcoming communities
  2. Small business development
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