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How Elevate Rapid City is mitigating brain drain in South Dakota

This segment is from SDPB's monthly news program, South Dakota Focus, hosted by Jackie Hendry.

A Congressional Report says South Dakota suffers one of the nation's highest rates of brain drain. That's when large numbers of highly educated people leave a state.

Some of that drain happens at South Dakota Mines in Rapid City. Graduates with science and engineering degrees can't always find a job or help start a business within the state.

Elevate Rapid City is an economic development organization. It partnered with the university, the city, and other private businesses to provide a space for innovation. SDPB's Arielle Zionts has the story.