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This issue of Review of Applied Urban Research features "Few Young Nebraskans Stay in Home Areas: The Impact of Rural Nebraska Industrial Development on the Migration of Rural Youth," by Armin K. Ludwig.

For more than a century Americans have migrated from the rural communities in which they were raised, but by 1970 this process had begun to change. Nebraska, however, has not reflected this change, and as late as 1976 the State stood alone among seven central and southern plains states in having non-metropolitan losses in population.! Nevertheless, during the 1970's the number of manufacturing industries in the State's rural counties increased by nearly ten percent (Table 1).