From the Lumina Foundation

The Economics of Education

Cities with a highly educated population have a more robust economy. CEOs for Cities research shows that if each of the nation's 51 largest metropolitan areas improved their educational attainment by just 1 percentage point, the nation would realize a $124 billion annual dividend.

Small gains in college attainment rates translate into significant financial benefits for cities. In these videos, Carol Coletta, CEO and president of CEOS for Cities, explains the Talent Dividend and why it works.


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