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America's Top 'Brain-Gain' Cities

Pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods, vibrant streets, and a healthy community life are the hallmarks of cities that are attracting young educated talent.
November 11, 2003, 8am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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The newest trend among educated people, entrepreneurs and the like is to move to certain cities and bring their talent -- and thus jobs and revenue -- to those cities. "In a Darwinian fight for survival, American cities are scheming to steal each other's young. They want ambitious young people with graduate degrees in such fields as genome science, bio-informatics and entrepreneurial management."

Thanks to Peter Jacobsen

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Published on Sunday, November 9, 2003 in The Washington Post
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