#LocalGovMatters 2.0 Episode 5: The Rural Challenge: Depopulation and Its Economic Consequences

March 11, 2020

In the latest Forward Analytics report, “The Rural Challenge: Depopulation and Its Economic Consequences,” it was reported that from 2010-2018, two thirds of rural counties in Wisconsin lost population.

That percentage was up from 44% during 2000-10, and in rural counties across the nation, a similar pattern has emerged.

Join us for this #LocalGovMatters 2.0 podcast, where we sit down with Forward Analytics Director Dale Knapp to dive deeper into the issues both in Wisconsin and nationwide that are causing this decline.

Forward Analytics Report: “The Rural Challenge: Depopulation and Its Economic Consequences”
Forward Analytics Website
Wisconsin Public Radio: Rob Mentzer and Dale Knapp

Show Ideas?
Contact #LocalGovMatters hosts Michelle Thompson of the Wisconsin Counties Association or Gail Sumi of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities with show ideas.

A special thanks to Jackie Johnson for sound editing and to Ann Marie Austin for her technical support. This episode was recorded on February 17, 2020.