Maine continues to struggle with the so-called brain drain, when the best and br
Maine continues to struggle with the so-called brain drain, when the best and brightest young people leave the state after college graduation. Many students, like Angelique Carson of the University of Southern Maine (USM), believe they need to leave Maine to make a living. State initiatives like Realize!Maine, along with increased funding for higher education, aim to keep those youth from leaving. Charles Colgan, a professor at USM's Muskie School of Public Service, says that when labor becomes scarce, it becomes more expensive to hire people, in some cases making it impossible for a company to expand or continue operations. Catherine Reilly, state economist, warns that perception of a brain drain could be a self-fulfilling prophecy. With comments by Matthew Small, a graduate student at UMaine, and Shannon Haines, a founder of Kennebec Valley Connect.
Demography, Emigration and immigration, Employment
Richardson, Whit, "Maine continues to struggle with the so-called brain drain, when the best and br" (2007). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 4043.
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