In Mass. the deal is not just to stay but to buy property. In New York the brain drain issue is an upstate-downstate economic issue and most of the incentive programs I have heard about offer tuition breaks or grants in exchange for employment. After posting so much on the "New York is the place to be thread" discussion, I had to chuckle at the comment made by the NY student. With this plan, if a student buys into the deal, decides to reside out of state, and winds up paying back the loan, with interest. they still would have bought a house or condo in Mass.
I cross-posted with Marite.