The Movement of Founders
In The Atlantic Cities, Richard Florida looks at a Kauffman Foundation report on founder mobility. The most striking conclusion is the net flow of innovative talent away from college towns. Champaign-Urbana ranks third on this list with a net flow of -15 (0 of 15 founders educated at U of I remained in the area). See Table 6 and Figure 4 below for a quick summary of additional information.