Eric Schmid covers Economic Development for St. Louis Public Radio. He's primarily focused on examining policies and ideas to drive population and business growth throughout the St. Louis region. Eric came to the station through Report for America in 2019 and was tasked to develop STLPR’s coverage east of the Mississippi. Before joining St. Louis Public Radio, Eric held internships at Fox News Channel, NPR-affiliate WSHU Public Radio and AccuWeather. He graduated from Stony Brook University in New York with a degree in Journalism in 2018.
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Story Recipe: Using Census migration data to find out where young adults are moving
Where to find the data, how to explore it, and questions to ask to reproduce the story for your communityPosted on
Our reporting found that people who grow up in St. Louis tend to stay in St. Louis: About 3 out of 4 young adults who were here at age 16 were also here at age 26. Here’s how you can use federal data to see where people are moving to and from in your area.