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Talent Dividend

MindGrub.com - Arianne Teeple
MindGrub.com - Arianne Teeple

The Talent Dividend is a calculation of how much economic impact college grads have on a city. By increasing the number of college graduates in Baltimore by one percentage point of our population, $2 billion would be generated in personal incomes, or revenue. 

That's like attracting a billion dollar company to this region. The best way to measure the economic success of a city is per capita income and the simple most direct connection of per capita income is college attainment, says CEOs for Cities, the group that created the Talent Dividend initiative.

Talent Dividend Features

University of Maryland law school means business

The University of Maryland has revamped its law school curriculum so students are better prepared for the job market. Students learn how to read a balance sheet and learn what it takes to start a company. 

Morgan State University unveils plan to boost neighborhood

Morgan State University has embarked on a new initiative aimed at improving the surrounding community and quality of life for students and staff. It has teamed up with Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street, MedStar Samaritan Hospital and others on the Morgan Community Mile.

Baltimore and beyond: How anchor institutions are shaping cities

Anchor institutions are increasingly becoming catalysts in making their communities more vibrant, livable places. We take a look at how Johns Hopkins University and its counterparts in other cities are doing that.  

Universities Unleash Students' "Inner Entrepreneur"

Entrepreneurship is the latest buzzword on college campuses to help students get jobs at startups and small companies. Schools like the University of Baltimore are enhancing their entrepreneurship programs and teaching startup skills to all students — not just those studying business. 

$1M in Prize Money for Cities That Boost College Enrollment

National organization CEOs for Cities is awarding a $1 million prize to the city that can demonstrate the greatest boost in the number of college graduates. Baltimore is one of 57 cities eligible to win the money that will be used to launch a promotional campaign centered around developing talent. 
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