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What Colleges Do for Local Economies

November 25th, 2015

Jonathan Rothwell, Brookings via rear clear education


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Most economists and policymakers know that people who complete a college degree tend to earn more than people who have not attended college. Yet they often overlook the fact that these benefits extend beyond individual workers. The college earnings advantage also leads to greater economic activity, fueling prosperity at the regional and national levels.

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