Why Are So Many Millennials Leaving or Planning on Leaving Illinois?
There has been plenty of discussion recently about how our state of Illinois is leading the Midwest in what's called outbound migration. Outbound migration is another way of saying "leaving where they are and heading to someplace else," as in getting out of Illinois for better opportunities elsewhere.
Now, thanks to a study by Illinois Policy, we've learned that in spite of what some will tell you, Illinois is not just losing retirees to the sunbelt. We're losing our young people, especially millennials, not just to the sunbelt but to our neighboring Midwest states.
Michael Lucci, VP of Policy for Illinois Policy, joined the WROK Morning Show to discuss the results of their study, and what Illinois needs to do to keep our best and brightest right here instead of another state: