Wednesday, April 21, 2021

At Rural Assembly Everywhere, Biden's domestic-policy chief calls for 'historic' levels of rural investment

A top Biden administration official speaking at the virtual Rural Assembly Everywhere conference on Tuesday said rural America's success is critical for the nation's economic recovery and expansion, but it needs "historic" levels of public investment to do that, Tim Marema reports for The Daily Yonder.

"The road to [a] more prosperous future runs through rural America ... And the Biden administration stands ready to ensure we all reach it," said Susan Rice, head of the Domestic Policy Council, in a pre-recorded speech. "The president understands that rural communities have missed out on economic growth and government investment for years ... And he is determined to change that reality."

Rural America's economic issues are long-standing and will require "generational investment," Marema reports. Read more here.

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