From the Introduction: "This analysis begins by providing a baseline for understanding the current state of a geography that comprises 72 percent of the land mass of the United States and is home to 46 million people. It continues with a discussion of the fault lines exposed and deepened by COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] and some of the potential longer-term impacts and scenarios for rural places and people. Ideas are presented for short-term strategic actions to address some of these challenges and longer-term transformative proposals to seize the opportunities for change that the pandemic offers out of the wreckage it has wrought."
Aspen Institute. Community Strategies Group
Aspen Institute: https://www.aspeninstitute.org/