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Cleveland Brain Gain

Posted Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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Cleveland Brain Gain For decades Cleveland has struggled with brain drain: educating young people and then sending them to metropolitan hubs like New York, L.A., or Chicago. But according to a recent study from the Cleveland State University Center for Population Dynamics, Cleveland is now one of the top cities for brain gain. Between 2000 and 2012, the Cleveland area gained about 60,000 people 25 and over with a college degree while losing 70,000 people without a bachelor’s degree.


Economy, Regional Economy/Business - Analysis and Trends


Jim Russell, Economic Geographer, co-author of “Globalizing Cleveland: A Path Forward”

Jill Pecoraro, Director of (i)Cleveland, a program of the Cleveland Leadership Center

Jazmin Long, Intern at Forest City, Founder of Cleveland Young Professionals Minority Women’s Group

Jeff Sobieraj, President of the Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club

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Globalizing Cleveland: A Path Forward

Shaking Off The Rust: Cleveland Workforce Gets Younger And Smarter

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