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Don’t Rural Us Out

January 31, 2024

Author:  Brookville Chamber

Don’t Rural Us Out

Brookville Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a series of informative presentations on a variety of interesting and important topics throughout our community. With each presentation, we provide guests with a delicious breakfast, enlightening discussions, and great networking opportunities.

Guest Speaker: The Center for Rural Pennsylvania

Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 7:30am

Location: Brookville Firemen’s Club Banquet Hall, 202 E Main Street, Brookville, PA

The presentation will focus on the challenges rural Pennsylvanians face, such as population decline, limited broadband internet access, worker shortages, inadequate public transportation, insufficient child care, and housing problems. A county or school district is considered rural if the number of people per square mile is less than 291. Jefferson County has a population density of just 69 people per square mile. We can use this data to help combat rural PA’s problems. The Center for Rural PA uses complex data like this to offer research, grants, and solutions at the local, state, and national levels.

The Center for Rural PA is a legislative agency that serves as a resource for rural policy with the Pennsylvania General Assembly, promoting and sustaining the vitality of Pennsylvania’s rural and small communities. They work with legislature, educators, state and federal executive agencies, and national, state, and local organizations to maximize strategies and resources that can better serve Pennsylvania’s nearly 3.4 million rural residents.

Join us on Tuesday, February 27th at 7:30am at Brookville Firemen’s Club Banquet Hall, 202 E Main Street, Brookville, PA. Registration is $15, includes breakfast buffet. Contact Brookville Area Chamber of Commerce (814) 849-8448 or or register online HERE.

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