Growing prosperity in greater minnesota

Webinar to explore what happens to the rural workforce during a pandemic

The Center for Rural Policy and Development (CRPD) is gathering a panel of experts to discuss the findings of its latest research, Pandemic paints a different employment picture in rural Minnesota.”  Join the webinar from 2:30-4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21 as they explore the current realities of unemployment, the ongoing problem of high job vacancies in rural Minnesota, and the possibilities created by their convergence. They will also be looking at recommendations to help move rural Minnesota forward on positive footing.

Register for the webinar here.

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Center for Rural Policy and Development features GMNP on podcast

Last week, the Center for Rural Policy and Development (CRPD) released the latest version of its podcast “Center of Everywhere” featuring an in depth conversation with GMNP Executive Director Scott McMahon. 

Hosted by CRPD President and CEO Julie Tesch, the conversation included how the GMNP got started, 2021 policy priorities, and an insight into what the 2021 legislative session has in store for Greater Minnesota. You can listen to the podcast here.