TITLE

Arts industry critical to stem `brain drain'

AUTHOR(S)
Hoffert, Richard
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
Indianapolis Business Journal;3/29/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p13A
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
13045219

 

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