People vote with their feet. #Migration #Talent #Demographics @burghdiaspora

On June 5th, I gave a keynote address at the “Symposium on Small Towns .” My main objective was to encourage the audience to think about migration in a different way, “It is not place failure. It is not a negative outcome. It is one person connecting two places. ” Rural communities worry about residents leaving. Urban communities worry about residents leaving. All places understand brain drain as a symptom of shortcomings. If your hometown was Creative Class cool, no one would move to Austin . First in line to prey upon this anxiety are real estate developers. Why would any prodigal daughter or son leave walkable (and affordable) Long Island ? Residents in the so-called “Millennial” group, ages 20-34, “are not happy with their overall life on Long Island,” citing as obstacles “the lack of housing options and high housing costs” as well as a dearth of housing “in walkable c...

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