Rural Urban Interdependencies Forum: Understanding Linkages That Drive Job Creation
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 — 1:00 to 6:00 PM (Central Time)
Continuing Education and Conference Center, University of Minnesota – St. Paul campus.

Rural places and people steward the water, food, and energy upon which we all depend. And a new study recently completed by Kate Searls, a researcher with Minnesota Rural Partners, Inc., with assistance from faculty and extension economists at the University of Minnesota, indicates that the vigor of rural economies is essential to our state’s overall economic well-being, including rural urban linkages that drive job creation (or loss).

Learn more about this and other new insights and key tools in the economic development and job creation front at the “Rural Urban Interdependencies Forum: Understanding Linkages That Drive Job Creation” — April 5, 2011, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus. (Cost: $25. Students are admitted for free but everyone must register at:

Results of the new research report, “Pilot Study: Estimating Rural and Urban Minnesota’s Interdependencies” will be shared at the Forum. The results quantitatively illustrate the economic importance of rural Minnesota to all of Minnesota’s economic health and well being. The study is particularly successful in showing how urban Minnesota benefits, or loses, alongside rural Minnesota when rural prospers or declines. The research begins to provide measures of how rural urban linkages drive wealth creation.

Download the report here: