Ed Morrison, publisher of the EDPro Weblog, frequently covers Small Biz Survival issues, as well as a whole range of economic development issues.
In a post on Saturday, he boiled it down to this: “…a major timebomb: an aging workforce, a brain drain of bright college graduates and in-migration of too few workers….” He was referring to Wisconsin, but it applies to a whole region of the country united in the trend of decline.
Any solutions? Morrison promotes early childhood education, and with good reason. It is a major factor in later success in school and in work life. This is a happy note for me because Oklahoma has really taken the lead on early childhood education.
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