Michigan ranked 17th for talent migration in 2015. The total net migration for the state exceeded that of seven “Top Ten” states.
What It Is: Immigrants with a bachelor’s degree or higher minus emigrants with a bachelor’s degree or higher.
Why It Matters: This measure indicates how well a state attracts and retains highly educated individuals to live in the state.
Note: This measure does not take into account emigrants who have moved to another country.