It’s time to dispel the brain drain myth: stories of Michigan’s young people hitting the road after graduation and never looking back may have some merit. But a recent study says that during the same time state officials were worried about the loss the population of young adults was on the rise, outpacing the rest of the country.
According to excerpts from the story:
Michigan's population growth has slowed significantly from the period of 2000-06, but ironically the population of young adults increased during that time period even as officials worry about the loss of young people to other states, according to a report issued Monday by the Land Policy Institute at Michigan State University.
In fact, the growth of younger adults in Michigan from 2000 to 2006 outpaced the average growth nationwide, the report said.
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