Rural Sourcing

Research & Engagement, 2013


The concept of “rural sourcing” relates to existing and start-up companies strategically locating operations in rural areas to reduce labor costs and increase employee reliability. This project built on a successful “cross-sourcing” model to recruit University of Nebraska alumni back to rural Nebraska in targeted professional service occupations.


Shawn Kaskie (PI), University of Nebraska at Kearney, Center for Rural Research and Development
Shelley Zaborowski (co-PI), Nebraska Alumni Association
Paul Eurek (co-PI), Xpanxion


Nebraska Department of Labor
Center for Rural Affairs

Contact: Shawn Kaskie,