Research March 2020

Fortifying Main Street: The Economic Benefit of Public Pension Dollars in Small Towns and Rural America

As many small towns and rural communities across America face shrinking populations and slowing economic growth, a new report finds that one positive economic contributor to these areas is the flow of benefit dollars from public pension plans. In 2018, public pension benefit dollars represented between one and three percent of gross domestic product (GDP) […]

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Press Release March 3, 2020

Public Pension Benefit Spending Provides Substantial Economic Impact on Rural Communities And Small Towns

Public Pension Benefit Spending Provides Substantial Economic Impact on Rural Communities And Small Towns Across U.S.   New Report Released Today at NIRS Annual Retirement Policy Conference Details Impact Across 19 States Live Webcast of Conference Today Starting at 9:15 AM ET Webinar on March 12th to Review Findings WASHINGTON, D.C., March 3, 2020  – […]

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In the News

The Tough Retirement Challenges of Rural Americans

Next Avenue reports: The report emphasizes how important public pension dollars are to rural areas. In fact, the researchers said, public pensions are one of the few available incentives to attract and keep public workers in rural communities. In much of rural America, the largest employers are public entities, such as a school district. The […]

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Letters

NIRS Rebuts New York Times on Public Pensions

NIRS says that calling retirement plans serving 25 million working and retired public employees "time bombs" borders on journalistic malpractice.

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