The efforts to reenergize and repopulate rural portions of the United States are an ongoing topic for politicians. Often framed under the idea of ‘economic development’, the hope is that government can incentivize a behavior deemed to be beneficial to an area that’s not taking place on it’s own through the private sector.

In Georgia, there’s a new intiative that aimed at simply getting people to move into rural portions of the state. And how do they propose to incentivize this behavior in locations that have experienced generations of out-migration? It’s simple, pay them.

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Summary by: Josh Wolsky

                

Josh Wolsky, Writer & Developer, The Minot Voice

Josh Wolsky is a Minot native and developer of the Minot Voice. He is also actively involved the Friends of the Souris River and all efforts to #MakeMinot. He also had the recent misfortune of being elected to Minot's City Council.