Session Recaps

Growth and Equity: How Driving Economic Growth Impacts Equity and Inclusion

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Forty people attended an insightful, thought-provoking panel discussion about growth and equity: how driving economic growth impacts equity and inclusion. The panel was moderated by Andrew Moore from the Institute for Youth Education and Families, National League of Cities and featured Alan Berube, Brookings Institute; Lee Nunery II, The ITEM and Ashley Putnam, Federal Reserve […]

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Cities as Campus: How Educators and Economic Developers Leverage Location for Talent

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The breakout session was packed for this panel featuring an evenly split mix of four professionals from higher education and economic development organizations discussing how to get students off campus and provide them with the resources they need to stay in the city after graduating. Moderated by Rebecca Gehman of Development Counselors International, the panel […]

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Measuring and Benchmarking Talent Retention

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This breakout session was moderated by Jill Bergman, McKinsey, featuring panelists Ben Christensen, Handshake; Lee Huang, Econsult Solutions Inc.; and Lee Huang, Econsult Solutions Inc.; Josh Wright, EMSI More than 35 people were in attendance for this breakout session, some standing in the back when the session ran out of seats. When measuring talent retention, […]

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Growing Talent Case Study #1: Greensboro, NC

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Greensboro, North Carolina is home to 7 colleges and universities, totaling 50,000 college students. Retaining young talent has been a challenge, and data has shown that about 30% of college students stay in the city of Greensboro post-graduation. Campus Greensboro, an initiative of Action Greensboro, created a Fellows Program to prepare college students to enter […]

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Growing Talent Case Study #2: Detroit, MI

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Although on the rise, Detroit still struggles to retain talent as more than a third of college graduates leave the state within one year of obtaining their degree. So far there hasn’t been a collaborative, region-wide initiative to retain and attract talent but Let’s Detroit changed all of that. After a year of research, the […]

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Growing Talent Case Study #3: Pittsburgh, PA

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Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh and the southwestern Pennsylvania region are home to over 60 institutions of higher education and graduates over 40,000 students each year. Retaining young talent is a challenge everywhere, and Pittsburgh has made it a high priority to keep more talent in the region by increasing awareness of employment and quality of life opportunities. ImaginePittsburgh.com […]