Education and the Economy: Boosting Local Economies by Improving High School Graduation Rates
In the map below, the Alliance shows how improving educational outcomes can boost the local economies in more than 220 metro areas. Specifically, the data shows how cutting the high school dropout rate in half can:
- boost individual earnings;
- increase home and auto sales;
- create jobs;
- increase spending and investment;
- grow tax revenue; and
- increase human capital .
To see data for a particular metro area, click on its point in the map below.