Sunday, June 28, 2009

Mapping Greater Youngstown Brain Drain

Many thanks to Chris Briem. As he did for Pittsburgh, he mapped the Greater Youngstown Diaspora. You can find the national map here. I've scaled it down considerably for easier browser viewing. If you prefer a more detailed version, then click here (.pdf). The bulk of out-migration is regional (.pdf). I'll add the more web-friendly map to this post:

The top 10 destinations are as follows:

1. Pittsburgh, PA 27,476
2. Akron, OH 18,528
3. Canton-Massillon, OH 15,993
4. Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 15,951
5. Columbus, OH 14,272
6. Ashtabula, OH 4,604
7. Meadville, PA 4,266
8. Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 3,872
9. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 3,496
10. Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,738

When people leave the Steel Valley, most of them don't go very far. Which is all the more reason to support the Tech Belt initiative and consider all of Cleveburgh as one job market.

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