Retaining young adults in upstate cities to be discussed at Binghamton University Forum


BINGHAMTON, NY –The Binghamton University Forum will present a luncheon program titled “Rural Brain Drain” on Thursday, Apr. 14.  Lunch will begin at noon, and the program will start at 12:30 p.m., at Traditions at the Glen.

The program will feature three panelists from Cornell University, including John Sipple, director of the New York State Center for Rural Schools; Rod Howe, executive director of the Community and Regional Development Institute; and PhD student Scott Sanders.

Panelists will discuss how a decline in manufacturing in upstate New York over the last century and a failure to attract or retain young adults has threatened many upstate cities and lead to what many call the “Rural Brain Drain.”

The Binghamton University Forum is a membership organization comprised of business, professional and community leaders that brings nationally known authorities to speak at functions throughout the year.  For more information, call the Forum office at (607) 777-4390.

Last Updated: 9/17/13