Brain Gain: Developing best and brightest starts in college

WKYC

All week, we've been telling you about companies and industries adding job opportunities. So, is the brain drain all a misconception?

If you believe the numbers, a recent census shows a brain drain. With more than 9,800 25 to 29 year olds leaving Cleveland. The numbers are higher for the 30 to 39 age group and older.

"So many of our young people, they may go to college at Cleveland State or Tri-C, Case or Lorain community college, and leave the state too often after graduation," says Sen. Sherrod Brown.

Brown is taking the fight to stop a brain drain to Washington. He is now holding forums with Ohio college and university presidents to brainstorm. And the new initiative is to connect businesses with current students.

"One of the things is internships. If a student gets a good internship at a local business or a local not for profit in euclid or westlake or Cleveland or Akron, there's a very good chance that student will keep that tie with that local organization and stay in greater Cleveland."

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