Again, network effect. Those are fine schools, but have fractional throw weight compared to our local.
One reason Boston has it over RTP is their university density. Ditto for Silicon Valley over Boston and NYC. (NYC is seriously short on universities)
You'd have to talk to the boss over how to get people in, that's her field not mine. But I can't see any big company bothering to move up there - it's just the reverse direction that everything is moving in.
There's literally not a job that could pay me enough to move up there.