No Brain -- No Gain: Town/Gown Relations and the Competition for Talent
Our knowledge workers have become a fundamental resource we need to attract jobs, wealth and positive growth to our area. While 13% of Harvard Business School graduates take jobs with Boston-area companies each year, a mere 4.4% of Wharton graduates stay in Philadelphia. To compete within the new knowledge economy we must increase the size of the skilled workforce that we can offer to employers and retain more college graduates who will bring innovation and entrepreneurship to the area.
This issue of Greater Philadelphia Regional Review explores leveraging colleges and universities for urban economic revitalization and driving regional economic competitiveness.