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Reversing The Exodus

Ever wonder what your community could do to keep young adults from leaving?

The Greater Freeport Partnership is sponsoring a special presentation looking at strategies for attracting & retaining young adults in rural communities.

Based on the new census data (Hill, 2021), 87 of Illinois’ 102 counties experienced population decline between 2010 and 2020. Nearly every rural county in Illinois has experienced an outward migration of its youngest and brightest talent and unfortunately, the trend appears to be continuing. Although the effects of the pandemic on outward migration have not been fully...


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