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Investing in Rural Prosperity: Successful Approaches to Demographic Shifts

November 14, 2023 @ 2:00 pm November 15, 2023 @ 1:30 pm CST

Picture of the Mississippi River flowing next to Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

While subject to significant regional variation, the populations of many rural communities are getting smaller, older and more diverse. Along with these changes, communities are experiencing fluctuations in residents, with both new residents from varying communities and the out migration of younger populations seeking different work and educational opportunities.

This conference on investing in rural prosperity will feature discussion around the shifting population trends affecting rural America and how communities are incorporating the TRIC framework into their responses.

Join policymakers, practitioners, community leaders, funders and others from across our region to:

  • Examine the impact of current demographic and socioeconomic changes on rural areas
  • Participate in peer-to-peer discussions about building local resources and supporting cross-sector community development
  • Discover successful local and regional cross-sector initiatives that help ensure welcoming communities
  • Connect to national networks of practitioners working to enhance capacity and change rural narratives

Registration is free, but space at this in-person only event is limited. Please register by Nov. 6. Conference attendees are responsible for their own transportation and accommodations.

For more information, contact the St. Louis Fed’s Community Development staff at communitydevelopment@stls.frb.org.


Tony Pipa, Senior Fellow, Center for Sustainable Development at Brookings Institute

Corey Wiggins, Federal Co-Chairman, Delta Regional Authority


This event is an in-person program.

3351 Percy Drive
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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