The list of brain gainers is led by New Orleans and San Antonio, each of which saw a 20.3 percent jump.
Urban studies Professor Joel Kotkin delves deeply into the reasons behind the shifts. The big takeaway: “Educated people are increasingly heading to these metro areas, notably in the South, were job growth has been robust and the cost of living is far lower than in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York or Los Angeles.”
Jacksonville is in the midst of an push to attract more young, educated workers, which are seen as vital for a robust economy.
Written by Timothy Gibbons
Jacksonville Business Journal