Brain Drain Is Hitting These States Really Hard

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The Street

By Veronika Bondarenko Economists found that Washington, D.C. has 302.7% more people with college degrees than graduated there. Finishing college in a small town and then moving to the big city for a high-flying job has been the plot of many a Hollywood film — some stay in-state to save money while others specifically seek out university towns for that true “college experience.” A big university can also become a major source of economic growth for a rural part of the country — a flow of young people and academics breathes life into a given town while the jobs that come with keeping a college …

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