Change in Rural Colorado: Conversations on Economic & Demographic Impacts

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Join Colorado Humanities and CSU’s Regional Economic Development Institute (REDI) for two free online conversations about the economic and demographic impacts on Colorado’s rural population from a hundred years of transition. Change in Rural Colorado offers small towns a chance to look at their own paths to highlight the changes that affected their fortunes over the past century and to creatively focus on new opportunities for growth and development.

Innovation and Resiliency in the COVID Era

Rural Colorado has always faced challenges in economic innovation and resiliency, but never more so than during the COVID era. Although cities were hit hardest first, now rural areas are proportionally suffering the worst impacts. Join us on February 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. for a community conversation that will explore the challenges and opportunities created by this public health crisis. Panelists will give short presentations about leveraging local and regional assets to maximize innovation and resiliency to generate inclusive growth in rural community economies. Opening comments will be followed by discussion and audience Q&A.

Our Water, Lands, and Parks: Investing In and Nurturing Colorado’s Most Loved Assets

Join us on Tuesday, March 23 from 6-8 p.m. for a conversation exploring how rural Colorado can nurture and protect the state’s treasured natural assets.

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