Janet Kagan discusses how neglected neighborhoods and underserved rural towns can use creative thinkers to help keep communities alive by trusting nonlinear thinking and tolerating risk. Art-Force is a model for this type of economic revitalization.
According to a survey covering Eighth Federal Reserve District states, generational poverty is the issue having the greatest negative impact on low- and moderate-income people in metropolitan areas, while job availability is the No. 1 issue in rural areas.
St. Louis Fed Community Development Specialist Drew Pack explains that focusing on increasing population density could save many rural communities.