Another Pensacola theory shot to hell

January 17, 2013

Richard Florida: “Many cities think they can lure young people back as they get older and have families, and while this may work to a certain extent, the simple math suggests they can never recoup their losses of young people.”

This is the hope that Pensacola has clung to while its population shrinks. The talent drain is real.

Read Some Cities Are Doomed.

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  • jeeperman January 18, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    But, but, but…….a waterfront YMCA will be so impressive to so many, they will start flocking to P’cola for sure.

  • HazeMotes January 18, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Offspring leave the nests for many reasons. And the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. There–those two hackneyed metaphors ought to help explain the so-called one-way “brain drain” from Pensacola. These things simply happen. And they have been happening that way for centuries in the U.S. and elsewhere.

  • Nic January 18, 2013 at 8:18 am

    I did, Ames. My wife and I moved away to Miami and lived there for four years while she finished grad school. When we decided to have kids we wanted to move back to Pensacola. It’s my hometown, but not hers. We both agreed we wanted our children to be raised by the beautiful beaches and know what a city with a sense of community feels like. There are so many things to do around here we feel like we never have a weekend to just sit and relax and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

  • Ames January 18, 2013 at 7:43 am

    Once they escape, why would they come back here with their kids?

  • EPenn January 18, 2013 at 7:36 am

    I think our downtown “tech park”‘s tenants says it all… all none of them! ha ha… Glad we ran off those Avelex guys… meh

    But look on the bright side… we have a baseball stadium and a bunch of resturants on the way care of Quint Studer. Just think of all those “high tech” minimum wage, waiting and concession jobs thats creating! woohoo!

    And record profits on the beach! More minimum wage, seasonal, no benefits jobs on the way!