New Plan Lays Out Policy Wish List for Rural Massachusetts Communities


Vermont pays people up to $10,000 to move to the state and work remotely. Maine forgives student loans for college students who choose to live and work in the state when they graduate. On Cape Cod, there is a young professionals association to attract young workers, and subsidized childcare for residents in some towns to attract young families. These are among the options that Massachusetts’ rural towns should look at to address the challenges that come with shrinking, aging populations, according to a new Rural Policy Plan prepared by the state’s Rural Policy Advisory Commission. Read more.