Is Gainesville Plugging the Brain Drain?

By Maghan McDowell, [Business Report North Central Florida] July 25, 2012

Months ago, I was in a meeting with Chamber Chairman Michael Gallagher, when he briefly mentioned that city leaders were doing their best to solve one of Gainesville’s biggest challenges: the brain drain. Well, I’m excited to report that they just might be well on their way.

For years, Gainesville had the University of Florida, and then it had its residents. They didn’t interact much past the four-year mark. Those who did get a job locally after graduation didn’t stick around for long. Some came back to raise families years later. (read article)




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