RURAL COMMUNITIES MATTER
1 in 6.25 of us are rural
And we live in towns under 25,000 people.
There are more than 6,000 municipal governments in the US with a population between 2,500 and 25,000 and thousands more with a population of less than 2,500.
Nearly 75% of America’s land can be considered rural and this area is home to more than 51 million residents making up more than 16% of the nation’s population.
Small towns matter for three reasons (at least).
1. Food production and farming – we literally feed the world. You can’t do it from a city space. It takes land and farmers to grow the crops. There’s also the market for non GMO and natural crops – and we are best placed to serve that need.
2. Natural resources and energy — water, oil, gas, timber, mining, minerals, solar and wind. Where do you find these things? Rural – not in a city.
3. Recreation and Conservation – not only do we have the land where you can play (snowmobile, water ski, snow ski, run, walk ..) but we are the stewards of conservation. We don’t just put up fences and tell people to stay out either – we invite them in and teach them very cool things while they are there!
Be proud to be rural. You are doing great work that truly matters.