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Brain Drain

Losing Our Minds: Brain Drain across the United States

What does this mean?

Brain Drain is defined as the net percent of “highly educated” people leaving the state minus percent of those who enter. I love this indicator but would not use it because it is episodic.

Why does this matter?

To measure the export of our talented workforce (where we have invested in their K-12 education through state/local taxes and the community college and state university system through subsidized tuition) to other states who will benefit from our citizen’s long term investments.

North Carolina Ranking
15 / 51

* Source: United States Congress, Joint Economic Committee

Region Comparison

Brain Drain

Losing Our Minds: Brain Drain across the United States