The Other Bay Area Is Not Hot With The Creative Class

A recent study shows that Tampa, FL is struggling to attract and retain young workers.

Concerned about the future of the local workforce, some business and government groups in the Tampa area comissioned a study to see how the area rates with people aged 25-34. This group is important because they are the most mobile at this age, are often highly educated, and are crucial to the growing information economy. The results, however, were not positive. The Tampa area was ranked 47th out of the top 50 metro areas for percentage of population in that age group. Even worse is that some of the top regions are direct regional competitors: Atlanta and Raleigh-Durham, NC. The study suggested that the area could improve by re-energizing downtown Tampa, push to produce more college graduates, and taking a regional development approach.

The full report, including ranking of all 50 metro areas: The Young and the Restless

Thanks to Peter Christensen

Full Story: Young Adults Rank Bay Area Low

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