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Cornhusker Economics (November 14, 2012)
While it is indisputable that the population of many rural areas is declining as a result of out-migration, it is also demonstrably true that people do move to those same rural areas. While in-migrant numbers are generally not sufficient to actually offset population losses, those new residents are critical to maintaining a viable rural labor force. Consequently, many rural communities are engaged in actively recruiting new residents.