The initial workshop of the Reimagining the Rural West Initiative in North Dakota delivered a wealth of ideas and strategies to revitalize western communities and economies.
BurgumNorth Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum talked about the “opportunity we have in the West to do things that are remarkable,” rural sociologist Ben Winchesterdeconstructed what he called an “inaccurate” rural narrative, and board members of the Maddock Opera House delivered an entertaining and insightful explanation of the renovation project that’s become central to their small community.
The Oct. 1 workshop in Fargo also explored the trends shaping today’s rural West. The Initiative is the central policy initiative of Gov. Burgum as 2020 Chair of the Western Governors’ Association.
Following are links to watch each session of the workshop.