Silicon Forest attracts out of town STEM-grads

Oreogn ranks No. 6 in the nation for young migrants; more than half of them have science, tech and medical degrees.

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…Oregon is one of the nation’s top destinations for young migrants, according to Josh Lehner of the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis, who just completed a study of the subject. He contends that bodes well for the state’s long-term economic health, because such workers tend to stay put and bring valuable skills to a region perpetually starved for tech workers.

…‘The number of people moving here is where we get our advantage from,’ he said. It’s not equally distributed, though. Eighty percent of the highly educated arrivals come to the Portland area.

‘It doesn’t surprise me. I think that Portland’s really attractive to people in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) field. You’ve got OHSU, you’ve got Intel, you’ve got a vibrant incubating tech community here,’ said Dominic Moore, president of Flux Resources, a recruitment firm that recently spun off from David Evans and Associates.

(READ MORE: Oregon Live)

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