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Cities Trying To Woo "The Young And The Restless"

<p>Cities are competing for a mobile but vital part of the workforce: the 25- to 34-year olds.</p>
November 28, 2006, 11am PST | Deborah Myerson
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Seeking a generation that tends to choose a city to live in before finding a job -- and increasingly in demand as baby boomers start to retire -- municipalities are competing to attract the 25- to 34- year old crowd. Atlanta; Charlotte; Portland, OR; and Las Vegas are among the winners in attracting this coveted demographic, while Washington, Philadelphia, New York, and Los Angeles are looking at how to stall the migration. However, the real prize will be ten years from now, with a stable workforce: the likelihood of moving drops sharply after age 35.

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Published on Saturday, November 25, 2006 in The New York Times
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