Redefining rural America (with Olugbenga Ajilore)


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Economist Olugbenga Ajilore explains how policymakers should be thinking about rural America (it’s not a monolith), and what interventions we should pursue to provide what he calls a “different kind of help.”

Olugbenga Ajilore is a senior economist at the Center for American Progress. His expertise includes regional economic development, macroeconomic policy, and issues in diversity and inclusion.

Twitter: @gbenga_ajilore

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Further reading:

COVID and Rural America:

Congress Must Help Rural America Respond to the Coronavirus:

Economic Recovery and Business Dynamism in Rural America:

Rural Americans are Vulnerable to the Coronavirus:


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