Michigan works to bring young people back

By ISAAC CONSTANS
Capital News Service

LANSING — What do young people want? It’s a question employers, officials and educators are working overtime to answer.

A “brain drain” has leeched Michigan’s up-and-coming workforce for decades, with young professionals opting to live in other states. About a quarter of the state’s population is in the 20- to 40-year-old bracket, one of the lowest rates in the Midwest.

But state leaders say they’re beginning to siphon this demographic back in. Continue reading