Image previewYoung talent. Everybody wants it. And countless communities across the country have made significant investments to make themselves more appealing as places to live, recognizing the importance of quality of place in drawing talent. But what does the Millennial generation really want in a community and what do they consider the most important criteria in making that location decision? editor and BusinessClimate contributor Matt Carmichael delves into those questions in a newly released white paper, The Millennial Equation: Does Livability Really Factor Into Attracting Young Talent?

Information technology may be driving growth in America’s largest cities, but manufacturing and energy are still the biggest economic engines for its smaller ones. Tourism is also contributing to growth in smaller cities that are becoming vacation meccas for their larger urban neighbors, and college towns are flourishing by building up their knowledge-based economies. Rankings of the best small... Read More »

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