Luke Mahin, RCED Director, had the opportunity this week to visit with NPR affiliate KCUR 89.3 in Kansas City. The program talks about young people returning to rural Kansas and state wide efforts to bring more young people back.
Listen to the full program online here – www.kcur.org/post/how-rural-communities-are-working-bring-young-people-back#stream/0
How Rural Communities Are Working To Bring Young People Back
While small towns continue to lose population to cities, they’re working to reverse that migration. We talk with a panel of Kansans who made the decision to come back about how they’re encouraging others to do the same.
Marci Penner is executive director of the Kansas Sampler Foundation and lives in Inman, Kansas.
Luke Mahin is an account executive with JenRus Freelance and lives in Courtland, Kansas.
Desiree Donovan is an administrative assistant at the chamber of commerce in Garnett, Kansas.
Jason Brown is a senior economist and regional executive with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.