"I really thought with the Internet and globalization that we could have any job we wanted in our small town. And truthfully we could. But I look at my daughter as an architect, when she graduates as an architect. She can't live in Henderson. It won't work. And the economy – We've lost a lot of people. We see it in the school. We see it in our churches. There just aren't as many people there. We have more empty homes. And when you have rentals you tend to get the people who are here for a few years and then move one. But if you don't have jobs, people can't stay. That's the sad part."

Suzanne Ratzlaff – Declining Towns


Excerpts from Suzanne Ratzlaff’s Interview:

Rural vs. Urban Life
Rural Women
Moving to a Small Town
Urban Problems in Small Towns