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I thought about raising a kid where we were... and I realized how hard it was going to be.

Brain Drain 4: a young person who came back

All week we've been examining the exodus of young people in upstate New York. In our final story, Innovation Trail's Ryan Morden visits with the exception, not the rule: a person who left upstate New York for life in a nearby big city, but ultimately moved back.

Support for the Innovation Trail comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  Go to full article
I don't know of any public policies that are about attraction and retention.

Brain Drain 3: government's role in attracting youth

Governments in upstate New York are painfully aware they continue to lose population relative to other states. But is there anything they can do about it? What role does the government play in trying to attract and retain educated young people to the region? As Daniel Robison reports in part three of the Innovation Trail's series on brain drain, the answer isn't simple.

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Lori Shull & Alexandra Jacobs
Lori Shull & Alexandra Jacobs

Helping young adults call the North Country home

From the big picture of "brain drain" to the view from one group of young professionals. Nextwave is a social organization that brings together people in their 20s and 30s in St. Lawrence County. They hold a meet-and-greet the first Friday of every month. They plan events like board game night, wine tastings, and even an outing for whitewater rafting.

David Sommerstein spoke with two of Nextwave's organizers, Alexandra Jacobs and Lori Shull, about "brain drain" and "brain gain". Nextwave's next meet-and-greet is Friday, May 6th at la Casbah restaurant in Potsdam.  Go to full article
Toronto's Liberty Village neighborhood has become a "brain gain" destination. Photos: Wikipedia
Toronto's Liberty Village neighborhood has become a "brain gain" destination. Photos: Wikipedia

Brain Drain 2: Canadian neighborhood attracts youth

Keeping young professionals in the region has become a key talking point about revitalizing upstate New York. In the second part of our series on the so-called "brain drain", the Innovation Trail's Emma Jacobs reports on what can be learned from a neighborhood in a thriving city to our North. In Toronto, the neighborhood of Liberty Village has become a popular spot for young and creative entrepreneurs.

Support for the Innovation Trail comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. This story is one of four reported by the Innovation Trail, about the challenge of keeping young people in upstate New York.  Go to full article

Brain Drain 1: New York tries to cling to young professionals

Attracting and keeping young people in upstate New York has long been a preoccupation of policy makers. But the hand-wringing about "brain drain" hasn't stopped the region from getting older. In part one of a four part series from the Innovation Trail, Zack Seward takes a look at the demographics of upstate New York as it tries to hang on to its young professionals.

This story is one of four reported by the Innovation Trail, about the challenge of keeping young people in upstate New York. Support for the Innovation Trail comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  Go to full article

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