Michigan ranked 14th for talent migration in 2016. The total net migration for the state exceeded that of six “Top Ten” states, and five peer 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.