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Nationally-regarded Economist Joe Cortright Talks the Power of Education Attainment with Detroit Drives Degrees

Nationally-regarded economist Joe Cortright briefed more than 30 regional leaders about the power of education attainment to drive prosperity. Cortright’s research reveals what he calls “the educational spillover effect” which states the higher the concentration of individuals with postsecondary education within a city, the greater the economic opportunity for everyone. Watch Cortright’s presentation to the Detroit Drives Degrees Leadership Council, which he delivered via Skype from Portland, Ore. on Oct. 4.