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Old 03-23-2014, 09:17 PM
 
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For the rankings to be fair to cities and metros with a large percentage of college students, it seems they would have to calculate the percentage of people not currently in undergraduate and graduate school who have bachelors degrees and higher in that city and metro. If they don't do it that way, the more students a city and metro have in proportion to their population, the more skewed downward the percentages are.
This is just a quick cut of the data. To understand the true impact, another slice should be what age group is driving the numbers. An area with a large group of educated 25-45 year olds is a better metric for job growth than educational numbers driven by retirees moving to an area.

Columbia may be hurt by having over 20k undergraduates, not sure how they factor in the assumptions.

Another cut of the data should isolate the core county where most of the jobs are located.
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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The real kicker for Columbia might be the percentage of people 25 and older who are living here as adult undergrad students. I was one of them when I returned to college after a five-year break in DC. The rankings discuss only percentages, not actual numbers.
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Old 03-25-2014, 05:12 PM
 
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The Business Journals' brainpower rankings for 102 major markets - The Business Journals

Charleston #48
Charlotte #49
Columbia #53
Greenville #80
Brain power ratings of 102 major markets.
WOW, good stuff!!
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Old 03-25-2014, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC metro
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The Business Journals' brainpower rankings for 102 major markets - The Business Journals

Charleston #48
Charlotte #49
Columbia #53
Greenville #80
Brain power ratings of 102 major markets.
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WOW, good stuff!!
Me moving to Charleston must have pushed it ahead of the pack!
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Old 03-25-2014, 06:15 PM
 
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Me moving to Charleston must have pushed it ahead of the pack!
Haha, that must be it!!
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