Young professionals as an accelerant

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Young professionals are playing a pivotal role in redefining the economic development landscape in many communities. They are the leading edge of regeneration for many older communities.

As one EDPro from Nevada notes: ""[P]eople 25 to 45 have a way of defining communities and they're connected 24/7. They're optimistic. They certainly are self-reliant and an inclusive group - and they're entrepreneurial and success-driven." Read more.

Here's an example of how young professionals are changing the conversation in West Virginia. Read more.

And in Youngstown, young professionals are altering the terms of local politics by making City decisions more open and accountable. Recently, they mobilized to save a critical piece of streetscape in downtown Youngstown. Read more.

posted by Ed Morrison |

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