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Old 06-08-2013, 05:20 AM
 
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I was thinking the same could be said for Knoxville and Tucson. While not college towns they have a large university presence.
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:16 AM
 
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Kalamazoo and South Bend are college towns. Is it considered Brain Drain when kids come in to go to college, finish college, and then leave?
Yes.

Same thing's happening in all of Michigan in fact. They're fleeing to progressive and economically prosperous cities such as Chicago, Minneapolis and Philadelphia (hint to Michigan: do something about Detroit before it's too late). The recent policies enacted by the current state legislator/Governor (cutting education funding, passing RTW, etc) haven't helped things either.

Brain drain: See what percentage of recent graduates leave Michigan, and why they relocate | MLive.com

The goal is to keep your educated folks when they graduate from college, so they can contribute to your economy. Instead, what they're doing is using up the tax dollars residents of Michigan pay to get one of the best educations in the country, then taking our investment in them elsewhere. Long-term, that's negative impact on the state's growth.
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:28 AM
 
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Detroit's a great place to go, but the OP will need a car.

My recommendation is coming up the road 90 miles or so to Lansing. Almost the same brain drain with better public transportation.
Lansing isn't a major city.

Detroit's the only major city in the state.
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Jonesboro
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You are right on the money there with that post, Chicago.
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:27 AM
 
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Lansing isn't a major city.

Detroit's the only major city in the state.
The OP wanted a "mid-major" city, not only major cities. Detroit is a major city. The only city in Michigan that I would consider a mid-major city is Grand Rapids, which I don't think is experiencing a major brain drain. Lansing is a bit small for a "mid-major" city, but not as much as you might think. So I would say that Lansing would be a good fit for the OP's requirements.
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Old 06-08-2013, 02:23 PM
 
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The OP wanted a "mid-major" city, not only major cities. Detroit is a major city. The only city in Michigan that I would consider a mid-major city is Grand Rapids, which I don't think is experiencing a major brain drain. Lansing is a bit small for a "mid-major" city, but not as much as you might think. So I would say that Lansing would be a good fit for the OP's requirements.
We'll just agree to disagree then (especially about Grand Rapids).
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Penny for your thoughts Annie? Curious as to what it is about Shreveport that causes you to make such a claim.


As for everyone else, I appeal to you all to please list a bit of an explanation(subjective or objective are both perfectly fine) with your suggestion if you decide to contribute a city.

I'm really looking for answers based on personal experiences in relevant cities here, but I know they will be harder to come by.
Just take a look at the forums. People are losing jobs, a college is about to close if the funding can't be supplied. Young people are trying to do their best to leave and another metro area has just surpassed it with the new census estimates.
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:08 PM
 
Location: The North
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Isn't this generally kind of obvious? Find the coldest places in winter, avoid the warmest places and you will be 90% done with your analysis. Reason simply being except for a few cities, most people with education and decent job prospects will not consider a colder city than where they currently are, but the opposite generally does not apply.
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Isn't this generally kind of obvious? Find the coldest places in winter, avoid the warmest places and you will be 90% done with your analysis. Reason simply being except for a few cities, most people with education and decent job prospects will not consider a colder city than where they currently are, but the opposite generally does not apply.
I disagree. A lot of young, educated professionals move from places like Oklahoma City to Denver, Chicago, Minneapolis, Kansas City, etc which are all much colder. What the OP really wants are places that are as far from 'hip' as you can get.
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:27 PM
 
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What the OP really wants are places that are as far from 'hip' as you can get.

Dayton, Ohio.
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