Battling “Brain Drain”

More than 50 US cities are competing to win a $1 million prize if they increase their number of college-educated residents.

The Talent Dividend Prize will be awarded by CEOs for Cities to the metropolitan area that exhibits the greatest increase in the number of post-secondary degrees granted per capita over a three-year period, the organization announced recently.

Competing cities include: Akron, Baltimore, Buffalo, Chicago; Cleveland, Dayton, Detroit, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Rochester, St. Louis and Youngstown.

Read the complete list of competing cities and more details here. Is your city on the list?

What do you think of the contest? Is this a good way to help cities realize their economic potential?

-KG

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