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A Look at the Impact of Early STEM Education on the Economy

When we look at Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) jobs specifically, economic projections point to a need for 1 million more STEM professionals than the US will produce at the current rate over the next decade. STEM jobs alone have grown 17 percent, which is much faster than the nearly 10 percent growth rate in all other areas. Yet the civic infrastructure is not there to support this growth.