With 80 million members, the Millennial generation will soon represent the largest and most diverse group of employees in the workforce. What makes them different from previous generations of workers — and what do employers need to know to motivate them?
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data on weekly wages shows some encouraging news. Wages are up in 83 of the top 102 U.S. metros, though outside of a few markets, the rate of the increases are not much to get excited about.
The population of the Plains States is up more than 14 percent since 2000 and the positive net migration experience by the region is making boomtowns of places such as Oklahoma City, Omaha and Fort Worth.
What will the future economy look like, and what will cities need to do to compete in it? To stay ahead globally, they will need strong industry clusters, innovative ecosystems and a diverse talent base, according to Amy Liu, co-director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings Institution.