PODCAST: Byline - The movement out of (and into) the Region, Part 1

At one point in time, Lake County held over half a million residents. Since the beginning of the decade, the county has lost over 10,000 people, raising concerns among local political and business leaders.

The Region's makeup has been changing in an odd way. Growth isn't consistent across the three counties, whether in regards to population or jobs.

What is causing this shift? In a two-part examination of the situation, Byline follows the signs pointing to what has likely caused such an exodus: an aging position in the Rust Belt and millennials looking for their opportunities elsewhere.

Kale is a digital producer with the Times. He is a Region native, hailing from Schererville. He writes feature stories, shoots photos, and co-produces Byline, a Times podcast. He is a graduate of Indiana University.