We’ve been having conversations over the past few years about the changing nature of nonprofit leadership, having to adapt our sector to the next generation of leadership. This conversation goes beyond the nonprofit sector, but to the role and place for young professional leadership in Michigan and its economic impact.
We all know young professionals are seeking employment in vibrant cities like Chicago and we think Michigan can’t compete with that. But what about Madison, WI or Minneapolis, MN? Michigan Future, Inc. has released a new report: Young Talent in the Great Lakes: How Michigan is Faring. It’s a really interesting examination of Grand Rapids, Lansing and Detroit compared to other Midwest cities, and what’s attracting and keeping young professionals. Check out the quote from it below –
“The pattern is that high prosperity states (including Minnesota and Illinois in the Great Lakes) have big metropolitan areas with even higher per capita income. That means metropolitan Detroit and metropolitan Grand Rapids and, to a lesser degree, metropolitan Lansing must become the main drivers of a prosperous Michigan. In fact, it is hard to imagine a high prosperity Michigan without an even higher prosperity metropolitan Detroit.”
Submitted by Allison Treppa