Rural Economy

US Manufacturing Takes Its Hardest Hit Since 2009

New orders and employment tumbled in March at the quickest speed since 2009, signaling a tough road ahead for U.S. manufacturers. March’s Institute for Supply Management’s report on business declined to 49.1%, an indication of contraction for the U.S. economy. The index, based on a survey of U.S. manufacturing companies, […]

Gone Country. Remote Workers May Open Opportunities for Rural America

Todd Henrikson did not plan to return to Emporia, Kansas, after more than 20 years away, but some surprising news he and his wife received caused them to reconsider – twins. “We really were kind of intimidated about having twins,” Henrikson said. “And because our families were both interested with our […]