Vision 2022 project meeting to be held April 1
Interested citizens attended an informal meeting Wednesday night in Valentine to discuss Valentine area economics and demographics.
According to Tandy Cantrel of UNL, data shows that to make the community vibrant we need demographic renewal, or new people, economic opportunity and quality of life amenities. The data shows 509 businesses in Cherry County. Agriculture is the number one economic factor followed by retail. Tourism and hospitality are strong areas of the economy, but there appears to be room for additional growth.
Trends show an overall population loss of about 38 people per year in Cherry County. One of the biggest outgoing age groups are high school graduates. The area is also seeing many of those same migrants moving to the communities between the ages of 25 to 29.
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