Arts industry critical to stem `brain drain'

Hoffert, Richard
March 2004
Indianapolis Business Journal;3/29/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p13A
The numbers are alarming, more than one-third of Indiana's college students leave the state after graduation. From 1995 to 2000, only seven other states lost more young, well-educated adults. With the overall state population increasing slightly, the single declining segment is people 15 to 44 years old. Numbers show they're going to many places, including such cities as Austin, Texas, and Memphis, Tennessee. Community leaders there have recognized the importance of the arts as an economic development tool and taken action. It takes more than job creation to attract and retain the best and the brightest. Highly educated graduates typically choose communities based on job opportunities, but cultural offerings play a significant role.


Related Articles

  • BRAIN GAINS, BRAIN DRAINS.  // Retail Traffic;Jul2004, Vol. 33 Issue 7, p8 

    Focuses on net domestic migration gains among college graduates in major cities in the United States, according to 2000 census. Greatest brain gain and drain; Migration changes; Cosmopolitan areas.

  • MONTSERRAT.  // Caribbean Update;Mar2012, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p17 

    The article reports on the planned town development in Little Bay, Montserrat that can lead to job creation and the Royal visit of Prince and Princes Edward of Wessex, England to the country on March 2, 2012.

  • TURNING BRAIN DRAIN INTO BRAIN GAIN. Cunningham, Julie // NACE Journal;Summer2005, Vol. 65 Issue 4, p14 

    Focuses on the efforts of cities and states in the U.S. to keep the college-educated workforce in their areas. Information on brain drain; Importance of attracting and retaining a college-educated work force to the economic growth of cities or states; Advantage of internship programs in...

  • FIGHTING FLIGHT. Hartman, Carol Terracina // Central Penn Business Journal;8/20/2010, Vol. 26 Issue 35, p17 

    The article focuses on the brain drain issue in Pennsylvania, where it loses educated, technical or skilled individuals after they graduated. It suggests that the Keystone State needs to find effective ways in order for its graduates to stay, which include associating academic programs with...

  • Global presence. TOYOTA, LINDA // Smart Business Houston;Fall2014, Vol. 8 Issue 10, p7 

    The article discusses the factors that impact efforts of a city in becoming a global city to gain credibility and awareness around the world, particularly for Houston, Texas. Factors discusses include direct foreign investment to result in economic growth and job creation, citing energy and...

  • Community deals sell NY down river. Townsend, Alair // Crain's New York Business;9/14/2009, Vol. 25 Issue 37, p11 

    The article reports that Bronx is suffering from the highest unemployment rate in New York City. Its unemployment rate of 12.5 percent went past New York state's 8.6 percent in July 2009. It is stated that a major plan to create nearly 350,000 square feet of retail space could provide 1,200...

  • Reversing the Brain Drain. . Fulton, William // Governing;Aug2006, Vol. 19 Issue 11, p74 

    The author reflects on the ways used by cities to counter brain drain. It cites the role of higher education in the economic growth of communities. He argues that scholarships nowadays are designed not to attract college students but to get promising young people to stay put. It emphasizes that...

  • Brain drain siphoning away entrepreneurial seed. Heikens, Norm // Indianapolis Business Journal;7/18/94, Vol. 15 Issue 16, p3B 

    Focuses on the departure of college graduates from Indiana. Concerns by business and public policy leaders; Bright spots in overall migration patterns; Lack of solid data on the problem; Information from schools; Lack of opportunity as a factor for loss of graduates; Positive developments.

  • Efforts target internships, name recognition.  // Indianapolis Business Journal;7/2/2001, Vol. 22 Issue 16, p5A 

    Discusses how Indiana can retain more of its college graduates, especially those with computer skills. Brain drain study conducted by Donald R. Kellner, chief operating officer of Momentum LLC, an employee placement firm; Best time to attract an Indiana graduate back to the state; Brain drain...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics