Survey shows more university graduates staying in Michigan

An increased number of recent graduates of Michigan’s public universities are remaining in the state after graduation, according to preliminary survey results released by the Detroit Regional Chamber at the Mackinac Policy Conference last month. The survey indicated that 63 percent of the targeted group of graduates remained in the state, a 12 percent increase from a survey of a comparable group in 2007.

“The better we understand the relationship between mobility, employment and place as it pertains to the decisions people make after graduation, the better positioned Michigan will be to retain and attract the talent it needs to compete globally,” said Michael Finney, president and CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation MEDC. “Graduates are one of our state’s greatest resources and we need to continue to showcase to them the great professional and personal opportunities in our state.”

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