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June 13, 2019
BENNINGTON, Vt. — With jobs unfilled and young people moving away, some rural states are doubling down on efforts to attract new blood by expanding programs that offer incentives to live there.
Over the past decade, states including South Dakota, Maine and Vermont have lured new residents with financial incentives or job help in areas that need a boost. Vermont launched its program last year, and it's already beefing up for 2020.
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