The Minnesota Rural Health Association lists this resolution as their legislative priority. This is a great idea. This could help us get neighbors, enough new kids so there can be a pick up game of baseball on a summers day in the pasture.
State Resolution of the Minnesota Rural Health Association
Whereas there has been a demographic shift in Minnesota; and
Whereas this shift has resulted in declining populations in many rural communities and a decline in economic and social capital in these areas; and
Whereas this shift has also resulted in urban congestion and related problems;
Be it therefore resolved that all new state initiatives include a review to assess opportunity to locate selected state funded jobs and infrastructure, over time and when appropriate, in rural communities, thereby helping to relieve urban congestion and fostering rural vitality.
The review to be called a ‚ÄúRural Opportunity Assessment, ROA.‚Ä?