States work to plug ‘brain drain’

A “brain drain” problem is plaguing a number of states in the Midwest, Great Plains and Northeast. Young, educated people flee, taking high tax revenues and economic potential with them.

To reverse the loss of such a valuable asset, states are trying solutions that veer from granting financial incentives to stay, to trying to create jobs to keep and attract new workers, to improving the quality of life for young people.

The problem for states is there’s no sure-fire solution.

By Pauline Vu, Staff Writer

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