The Boston Fed reports on "The Supply of Recent College Graduates"
One take-away: connecting college students with internships and job opportunities here, before graduation day, would be a great strategy.
In the introduction, NEPPC director Robert Tannenwald writes:
...Better matching of recent graduates from New England institutions with jobs and employers around the region could be a promising strategy. Stronger partnerships between universities and industry groups, as well as statewide or regional job clearinghouses may provide an opportunity to reach this new generation of workers.
In a global economy where workers and jobs are mobile, New England will face increasing com-
petition for the college graduates its institutions produce.
And from Alicia Sasser's report:
Contrary to the usual litany of reasons offered to explain why individuals leave New England — cold winters, high costs of living — recent college graduates do so primarily for job-related reasons, or to attend or leave college, with very few citing housing as the motivation for their move.