Center for Rural Affairs Explains Arlington’s Allure

In this interview, sponsored by the village of Arlington (, economic development specialist Virginia Meyer provides a host of reasons to live and work in small town Nebraska. She lauds Arlington for their energetic pursuit of change and digital innovation, as demonstrated by the WOWBIZ interviews with local leaders.

Although Meyer comes from a large urban environment, she has chosen to live and work in a small Nebraska community much like Arlington. She relishes being able to make a difference in the community at a much younger age than would have been possible in a large city. She is a member of the local fire department’s rescue squad. She and her husband own their own home. These exemplify how life in small town rural Nebraska, such as Arlington, can be uniquely fulfilling.

The Center for Rural Affairs in Lyons, Nebraska, provides technical training, entrepreneurial development and financial support for projects in rural communities in Nebraska and elsewhere. Their connections and lobbying expertise are critical to small towns like Arlington, who want to maintain their charming culture while growing their economic base.