Using a series of maps, the webinar will present and document patterns of poverty and other distress across the U.S., taking a detailed look at North Central Region, focusing on poverty, unemployment, and household income over time and highlight both points of distress as well as new points of prosperity in the region and provide a discussion of why some places have gained and others lost during the last decade.
The North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD) works with extension professionals, researchers, and their partners to enhance rural development outcomes in the twelve state north central region (see map above for the states). The NCRCRD is jointly funded by the USDA and Land Grant Universities in the twelve state region. The NCRCRD is part of a group of four centers that together cover the entire United States. The four centers work collaboratively on issues that cross regional boundaries.
The North Central Regional Center for Rural Development periodically sponsors or facilitates webinars to help connect rural development researchers and Extension professionals with each other and with stakeholder groups.