Sonja Karnovsky and Adam Watkins in Times Herald on Solving Michigan’s Brain Drain
With more than 45 public institutions of higher education – including three prominent research universities – Michigan graduates more than 22,000 bachelor’s degree-earning students each year. Unfortunately, the weak economy has forced a vast majority of graduates to leave the state during a time when Michigan needs to strengthen its economy by bringing in new companies. This brain drain is among the worst of the consequences that have plagued the state since the recession began. It has impaired Michigan’s ability to compete economically and has fueled a vicious cycle.