Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010
Net Domestic Migration, 2000-2009, in-migration in gray, out-migration in red. Darker shading denotes intensity.
My latest post is up over at New Geography, entitled “Iowa’s Agro-Metro Future.”
This piece discusses how Iowa is transforming from its traditional small town and rural roots into a metro-dominated state, with an agricultural sector that remains powerful, but increasingly dominated by big business farming. Though flying under the national radar, metro Iowa – particularly Des Moines – is flourishing, while much of non-metro Iowa continues to wither away.
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