PYP love quality of place

August 22, 2006

pyp 1From Michelle Rushing – Pensacola Young Professionals secretary:

Young professionals first consider “place” before choosing a job according to CEOs for Cities report.

CEOs for Cities, an organization who has researched the “creative class,” sites that the 25-34 year old college educated demographic will have a huge impact on cities’ economic development and prosperity.

In its report titled The Young and Restless in a Knowledge Economy, CEOs for Cities reports “because they are well-educated, adaptable, mobile and relatively inexpensive, they represent a critical resource for companies looking to expand. They are part of the so-called creative class that is up for grabs.”

Two-thirds of highly mobile 25- to 34-year-olds with college degrees say that they will decide where they live first, then look for a job, according to a new survey commissioned by CEOs for Cities.

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