Thursday, January 31, 2008

Great Rural Research

One of the main supporters of SARL is RUPRI (Rural Policy Research Institute) out of Columbia, MO. They have a wonderful website with lots of work on rural areas. One of their more interesting is a demographic and economic profile of each state in their Data & Research Section under State Profiles.

Each study looks at population trends, ethnicity, age distribution, educational attainment, poverty, health services, per capita income, employment structure, unemployment, agricultural production and my favorite—entrepreneurship. I learned that there is only one county in both IL and IA that has more than 30% of its people self employed. Both are very rural.

Check out RUPRI’s website and their great research.

1 comment:

WorkforcePro said...

Jack,
I also have found this site to be useful. There is a lot of good information on rural America on the RUPRI site.
Jim McShane
Mattoon