While describing what Alexandria Technical and Community College is doing to help decrease Minnesota’s job-skills mismatch, the Echo Press explains one of the dynamics involved:
It’s an urban “bubble” phenomenon: for each hour that you drive away from the Twin Cities and into rural areas, manufacturing’s workforce gap widens.
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Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.