Eric Dietrich is a journalist and data designer and the founder of the Long Streets economic reporting project. His reporting focuses broadly on Montana’s governance and economic opportunity, with particular focus on the state budget and tax policy. He also contributes data reporting across the MTFP newsroom. Before joining the MTFP staff in 2019, he worked for the Great Falls Tribune, Bozeman Daily Chronicle, and Solutions Journalism Network and also earned an engineering degree from Montana State University. Contact Eric at edietrich@​montanafreepress.​org, 4064653386 ext. 2, and follow him on Twitter @eidietrich.

Rural America
The Curious Case of Carter County: How a Small Town in Montana Stopped Shrinking
On the Great Plains, these days, rural towns tend to wither. But in remote eastern Montana, one community is bucking that trend. How?