Brain drain coming to a close after at least four decades, state officials say

New data indicates more young graduates are staying in Oklahoma than ever before; Commerce and education officials wait for 2010 census data to quantify that trend

BY ZEKE CAMPFIELD Published: April 29, 2012

It wasn’t until close to graduation that Dallas native Erik Salazar realized Oklahoma was home.

He is among a new demographic of college graduates deciding to start their careers in this state rather than seek career opportunities elsewhere.

“My whole plan was...

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