This series of blog posts widens the focus on the impacts automation will have on overall employment in in Greater Minnesota, and in particular, West Central Minnesota. In part one, we examine the nature of the automation revolution and which economic sectors in Greater Minnesota are most vulnerable.Read more "Rural Minnesota & the Automation Revolution: Part 1"
Roger Rose, Associate Professor of Political Science, joined Center for Small Towns as director in the summer of 2015. His teaching interests include state and local politics and policy, and his primary research examines what motivates people to serve local governments and nonprofits. Polls over the last couple of years have revealed a marked decline […]Read more "Rural Optimism and Volunteerism"