Invest in Rural Communities
The historic economic extraction and lack of federal government investment has left rural communities in a financial hole. The COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated those challenges. Now is the time for policy that invests in rural people and communities.
- Invest in critical infrastructure and services, including hospitals, health care, providers, schools, affordable housing, transportation, local government capacity, postal services, legal aid, childcare, paid family leave, rural small business, and local food systems.
- Connect rural businesses, homes, and farms to high-speed, affordable internet.
- Invest in climate change adaptation and mitigation that prioritizes local control and local people.
- Invest in small business and entrepreneurship, not large corporations.