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First Quarter 2022

In this special issue on small towns and rural areas: the nursing shortage, the economic promise of startups and the need for affordable housing in these communities.

Cover Story


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The Rural Nursing Shortage

The pandemic has worsened a long-standing national shortage of nurses. Rural communities face the greatest challenges.

President's Message


Thomas I. Barkin

Making It Work

The rural areas and small towns that are succeeding have several key elements: a story, regional cooperation, and dedicated funding — tied together by something harder to define.

Features


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Growing Rural America Through Startups

Entrepreneurship creates many local benefits, but starting a new business in rural places can be challenging

Sections


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Pinelopi Goldberg

Yale University economist on developing countries, measuring economies by satellite, and the learning crisis

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The Many Lives of Federal Job Training

They've received enduring, yet tepid, bipartisan support since the 1960s

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