Nationally, ONE in FIVE new rural Americans was born outside the United States.

A Welcoming Community Grows in Rural Minnesota

In 2011, the hiring manager at Quality Pork Processors contacted Jake Vela, executive director of Austin, Minnesota’s Welcome Center, to let him know that 300 new immigrant workers would soon begin working at their Austin facility. That call was the catalyst for Jake and his staff to learn everything they could about their newest neighbors. … [Read More...]

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One-in-Five New Rural Americans is Foreign-Born

Over 11 million new residents moved to rural and mixed-rural* counties across the United States since 2000. Of the 11 million, 2.3 were foreign-born. … [Read More...]

How much does it cost for a business to replace an employee?

The Center for American Progress conducted a review of 30 academic studies that approximated the cost of replacing a worker who left the job due to … [Read More...]

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