Rural development can play a role in improving America’s economy and its people.
But it can also help boost local wages and make it harder for rural areas to compete with cities.
The Hill examines how the nation’s top three urban centers and its most rural areas are making strides to become competitive.
Rural America: Top three urban areasThe metro areas with the highest poverty rates in the country: Atlanta, Birmingham, and Memphis.
The cities that have seen the most rural population growth: Phoenix, Tucson, and Houston.
Atlanta: 8.7 percent.
Birmingham: 6.6 percent.
Memphis: 5.9 percent.
Houston: 4.9 in rural areas.2.
Rural growth definition Rural areas are defined as those with a population greater than 10,000.
The Urban Institute defines rural as “a geographic area with a density greater than one person per square mile” and defines “rural development” as “the use of land, labor, and services in order to provide goods and services to the rural community.”
This definition covers both land and labor and is used by the USDA.
Rural land can be leased for agricultural production and other uses, and urban areas can be developed for public infrastructure.3.
Rural wagesIn rural areas, wages have not kept pace with population growth.
The median hourly wage in rural counties was $23.20 in 2016, down 8 cents from a year earlier, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
But rural areas that have a higher unemployment rate are seeing greater wage gains.
Rural counties that had a median hourly employment rate of 14.3 percent in 2016 were in the top 20 in 2016 for wage growth, according the BLS.
This increase in wages in rural America is particularly important, because rural workers can be paid less than their urban counterparts.
Rural-based employers, including those that grow crops and produce food, are also paying higher wages.4.
Rural communities’ struggles to competeUrban areas have been battling with urban sprawl and rising population in recent decades.
In 2015, the population of the U.S. population was approximately 6.3 billion, and the U,S.
Census Bureau said the population growth rate was accelerating.
Rural areas have experienced a decrease in income, and these struggles have resulted in lower wages.
As a result, rural communities have been hit hard by job loss, joblessness, and higher poverty rates.
Rural economies have also struggled with declining population.
In 2016, more than 4.5 million rural Americans were unemployed, according, the B.L.S., which includes unemployed workers who are not working or actively seeking work.
Rural people in particular have struggled to find employment, and they are especially hard hit by the economic downturn.5.
Rural development challengesThe challenges rural areas face are manifold.
Rural residents are at higher risk of poverty, homelessness, and unemployment.
Rural unemployment rates are higher than urban unemployment rates, as is the poverty rate among rural residents.
Rural women have been disproportionately impacted by these issues.6.
Rural businesses struggleWith economic development comes more competition for jobs and higher wages, and that can affect the rural economy.
For instance, if an economic development initiative is introduced, it will likely have a negative impact on the rural-based economy.
The Rural Development and Economic Opportunity Act, introduced in the U’s 2018 fiscal year, will create incentives to improve rural economies by helping rural communities gain access to energy, transportation, health care, and more.
The bill aims to create incentives for rural businesses to develop infrastructure to support their communities, improve their infrastructure, and hire more employees.7.
Rural issues related to jobs, poverty, and homelessnessThe U.s.
Census data shows that unemployment among rural adults, particularly women, has risen over the past 30 years, reaching 12.4 percent in 2020.
Rural poverty is also on the rise.
For rural residents, rural unemployment is higher than in urban areas.8.
Rural economic development needs to happen soonerThe rural economic development initiatives are only one part of a comprehensive package that includes expanding employment opportunities, training for workers, investing in rural communities, and supporting rural economies.
The U. S. Census, however, has shown that most rural communities are not prepared to support all of the economic development and jobs development initiatives in their areas.
For example, the Bureau noted that rural areas lack a set of rules to ensure that economic development is supported.
These rules include rules for where projects should be built, how many jobs they should create, and how they should be funded.