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NRE2 POSTERS: "OBSERVATIONS SERIES"
September 2004

Source document:
Strategic observations for rural community decisions
(ideas for communities that have decided that they want to grow)
by Bill Reimer and Ray D. Bollman

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1. Rural Canada is diverse

2. Primary industries are shedding labour

3. Rural Canada is competitive
in manufacturing and tradable services

4. The (local) environment is becoming
more important as a quality of life issue

5. Knowledge intensive employment has
 increased and is growing

6. The price of commuting and the
price of transportation are falling

7. Youth are leaving, but
 young families return

8. The concentration of industry
 has increased

9. Government services have become
 more centralized

10. We are all aging - and many rural
 communities are aging relatively faster

11. Rural communities are "perceived"
 as safe communities

12. Immigration will remain strong

13. The relative influence of rural
 people is declining