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The Creative Economy – An Opportunity for Rural Revitalization[1]

(Source: EcDevJournal) — Recent research has documented the economic, demographic, educational and social decline of Canada’s rural communities.[2]  Many factors, including youth out-migration, an aging population, lower incomes, a smaller tax base to pay for services delivered over long distances, fewer educational and cultural opportunities, a less-educated workforce and an employment base whose traditional agricultural and manufacturing roots are undermined by globalization, are contributing to this dramatic shift in rural life. As traditional economic bases erode, rural communities are seeking new solutions to economic sustainability. Continue reading