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Resources by Topic: Economics and the economy

Rural Development Hubs: Strengthening America's Rural Innovation Infrastructure
Looks at the role rural development hubs play in rural infrastructure development. Discusses healthcare access and population health as beneficiaries of rural infrastructure development.
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: The Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group
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Rural America at a Glance, 2019 Edition
Provides an overview of social and economic factors affecting rural America, with a focus on trends impacting rural areas after the end of the 2009 recession. Includes data on population, employment and labor force participation, poverty, and income.
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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The State of Rural Wisconsin Health
Presentation slides highlight the state of rural health in Wisconsin. Explores Wisconsin's rural economy, job growth, and workforce challenges, among other factors.
Author(s): Tim Size
Date: 06/2019
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative
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County Economic Status in Appalachia, FY 2020
Map showing levels of economic distress in Appalachian counties based on unemployment rates, income, and poverty levels. Includes interactive map, downloadable map and data files, and data report linked on the right side of the map.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission
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Economic Contributions of Oregon's Community Hospitals
Examines the economic impact of members of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems. Includes a section on rural member hospitals and compares growth in rural healthcare employment to other sectors for 2004-2016.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
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SNAP Redemptions Contributed to Employment During the Great Recession
Discusses rural and urban Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation and benefits paid during the Great Recession due to poverty and unemployment, particularly in high-poverty rural regions. Includes a map showing per capita SNAP redemptions by county for 2010. Examines the impact of SNAP redemptions on county employment during the recession for rural and urban counties.
Author(s): John Pender, Young Jo
Citation: Amber Waves
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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The Impacts of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Redemptions on County-Level Employment
Examines the impact of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) redemptions on employment for nonmetropolitan and metropolitan counties for 2001-2014. Discusses differences before, during, and after the Great Recession. Includes a map showing per capita SNAP redemptions by county for 2010.
Additional links: Report Summary
Author(s): John Pender, Young Jo, Jessica E. Todd, Cristina Miller
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Life in Rural America: Part II
Highlights the results of a survey of quality of life, safety, and health for rural adults in the U.S. Survey inquires into the experiences of rural adults in the areas of health, access to healthy food, and social, civic, and economic well-being.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, NPR, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Economic Contributions of Oregon's Community Hospitals Final Report
Reports the results of a study measuring the statewide economic impact of Oregon hospitals in 2017. Examines county-level data describing economic impacts by type, including jobs, output, gross state product (GSP), and state and local taxes. Compares hospital economic indicators for rural and non-rural communities.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
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Implementation Plan for the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council
Details the implementation plan for Opportunity Zones in economically distressed communities in rural, suburban, and urban areas. Details the roles of various federal agencies in the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council and the goals for each agency withing the Opportunity Zones program.
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council
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