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A City Fights to Brain Drain

by Laura Fay

Publisher Horace Greeley’s old advice — “Go West” — is being taken to heart by many of America’s best and brightest, causing a brain drain that is devastating the country’s older, industrial cities, Bloomberg reports.

Two of the most attractive destinations for this young, highly educated workforce are Boulder and Fort Collins, Colorado, “old cow and mining towns morph[ed] into technology hubs” to draw advanced degree holders and foster business development, according to Bloomberg.

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