• Bonnie Upright, APR

Northeast residents leaving region; their destination? The South

According to a recent story on Governing.Com, residents of the northeastern part of the United States are leaving at a near-record pace, with more New Yorkers leaving for Florida than any other state.

Story highlights:

* The Northeast has lost at least 200,000 residents for three years in a row. 

* In 2018, the region lost the most people to domestic migration since 2004-2005.

* Roughly two-thirds of the defectors moved south.

The article also shares data on why residents are leaving, with new jobs/transfers and housing-related issues being significant reasons for the exodus.

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