The Prosperity Agenda: Attracting and Retaining Talent Vital to Michigan’s Future

prosperity-agenda-thumbDo you know a recent college graduate who left Michigan for Chicago, Portland, Austin or some other community? When they left did they even have a job secured? Michigan continues to lose its college graduates at a rate higher than many other states. On this month’s Prosperity Agenda radio show on News/Talk 760 WJR we explore why this is happening and what can be done to retain and attract talent in Michigan. My co-host this month is Detroit Free Press award-winning columnist Nancy Kaffer and our guests are Steve Arwood, Tim Greimel and Frank Audia. The Michigan Prosperity Agenda is a monthly radio show that challenges listeners to help make Michigan a better place to live, work and play by creating vibrant and prosperous local communities. It has aired on News/Talk 760 WJR since 2010. The hour-long radio program is hosted by Dan Gilmartin, CEO of the Michigan Municipal League (the League). The show is sponsored by the League and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA). The League’s next show airs 7 p.m., January 28 on News/Talk 760 WJR, but you can listen anytime at the League’s website or by subscribing to the FREE iTunes podcast. Learn more about the placemaking concept here as well as on this blog.