Friday, May 24, 2013

Migration Economies and Portland

Thursday morning meander at Pacific Standard magazine.

Theme: The perils of migration-fueled regional economic bubbles.

Subject Article: "What Workers Lose By Staying Put."

Other Links: 1. "Emigration Economic Stimulus."
2. "Regional Competitiveness and Quality of Life: The Case of Portland and Stuttgart."
3. "End Of Migration."
4. "Pittsburgh Migration of the Young, Single, and College Educated."

Postscript: Demographic trends are working against talent attraction strategies. A preview of a forthcoming post about Silicon Valley's migration economy:

“Human capital is sticky, and that’s really what drives economic growth in a region over the long term,” Berube said. “Silicon Valley relies on a lot of in-migration.”

Panelists who spoke after Berube from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Year Up and other educational groups said one untapped resource could help.

Gina Dalma, program officer for the Community Foundation, said Silicon Valley often gets so caught up in the global reach of its big companies that local would-be tech talent is overlooked.

“We need the message to be ‘where is our local talent?’” Dalma said.

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