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Friends, Not Jobs, Bring Millennials Back To Small N.H. City

"Paul Goodwin's 25 birthday - April 2013," writes Maddie DeSantis. "That's who we usually talk about when we refer to the Hill kids from our year. That's Pat Jackman up front left, then James Thompson in back, then Paul Goodwin, then Emmett, Aaron Wysocki, Me, and Leigh Messier is in front. At the time of that picture, only James wasn't living in Somo'" (Courtesy of Maddie DeSantis)
"Paul Goodwin's 25 birthday - April 2013," writes Maddie DeSantis. "That's who we usually talk about when we refer to the Hill kids from our year. That's Pat Jackman up front left, then James Thompson in back, then Paul Goodwin, then Emmett, Aaron Wysocki, Me, and Leigh Messier is in front. At the time of that picture, only James wasn't living in Somo'" (Courtesy of Maddie DeSantis)

When it comes to a community’s economic viability, policymakers and business leaders often say that it is essential to maintain a stable workforce and avoid a “brain drain.” That is often easier said than done.

Take New Hampshire. The state has an aging population and trouble convincing young people to move back home after college.

Sometimes jobs can be an incentive, but after visiting Somersworth, N.H., Emily Corwin of Here & Now contributor New Hampshire Public Radio reports that creating a sense of community may offer solutions, too.

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