Stemming the Brain Drain

When I attended school and worked in El Paso, Texas one of the biggest issues facing the City and the region was that of losing its most talented college graduates to other cities. With El Paso’s unemployment always hovering close to the double-digit mark,  it was a constant struggle to find economic and quality of life strategies to try and keep the region’s best talent from leaving. Tagged the “brain drain,” El Paso faces many of the same issues faced in other areas of the United States: college graduates leaving for higher salaries and better opportunities elsewhere. I came across this video via InFocus New Mexico which does an excellent job in not only discussing the complicated dilemma – but also providing some new approaches communities and regions might want to consider to turn this trend around.