Talent attraction for rural communities and how it’s different than urban areas. Hickman County is quite attractive in it’s rural beauty and proximity to the urban amenities that Nashville offers. We work on trying to get people to visit places and stuff, but do we really make the right people want to stay and become a real part of the community? Good question, I hope others are thinking about this.
An article about a paper sort of about Richard Florida’s books that I came across helped me in renewing my interest on the subject of talent attraction (and retention) in the communities in which I work. I recommend Harvesting the Rural Creative Economy: And why you need to read it by Mike Knutson to invigorate your rural creative thinking.