Playing offense: Focus on brain gain

Monday, August 06, 2007

One of the best approaches to addressing the brain drain is to make your community attractive and open to innovation and entrepreneurship...that strategy will attract people. Youngstown is experimenting with this approach. So is Erie, Albany, Rochester, Youngstown, Akron and Syracuse.

A recent report from the NY Fed in Buffalo reinforces this notion. Read more. You can download a copy of the report here.

In sum, don't worry so much about the brain drain. Focus on building attractors for brain gain. That's a more offensive strategy that connects assets to create new opportunities. It's the approach that this commentator from Toledo advocates.

posted by Ed Morrison |

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