Reviving China's rural economy, one peach tree at a time

Jul 25, 2023
Chinese officials have pushed for young entrepreneurs to return and revitalize the countryside, but the task is complex.
Liu Pingfu dreamed of working in the big city when he was young, but is keen to return to the countryside.
Christian Petersen-Clausen for Marketplace

New businesses pop up in rural areas despite recent financial hurdles

Jul 12, 2022
In spite of supply chain issues and inflation, data show new monthly business applications have risen in Colorado and nationally during the last 3 years.
Monthly business applications have spiked, especially in Colorado.
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For small businesses in rural areas, rising COVID-19 numbers spell economic trouble

Dec 28, 2020
One rural Colorado county is juggling the need to protect its residents, and at the same time, keep its businesses afloat.
The main strip of downtown Sterling, Colorado.
Adam Rayes