Center for Community Planning and Development
Greater Cleveland ranks 8th nationally in the percentage of 25- to 34-year-olds in the labor force with a graduate or professional degree, ahead of such “brain hubs” as Chicago, Seattle, and Austin. The analysis speculates as to whether or not this is a leading indicator to broader economic growth. Comparisons are made with Boston and Pittsburgh—two metros further along in the economic restructuring process.
Piiparinen, Richey; Post, Charlie; and Russell, Jim, "Ranking America’s Top Young Adult Labor Forces: A Rust Belt Rising?" (2014). Urban Publications. Paper 1177.