Millennials flocking to Colorado Springs, study finds

Millennials flocking to Colorado Springs, study finds

Mark Reis, The GazetteUCCS college students eat on the outside second story patio at The Roaring Fork eating corridor at UCCS Friday, March four, 2016.The remainder of the nation has caught on to what native residents have identified for years: Colorado Springs is a superb place for younger adults to reside.

Millennials are transferring to Colorado Springs at a better fee than wherever else within the nation, a newly-released examine exhibits.

Although many consider Colorado Springs can’t entice — or hold — millennials, that hasn’t been true for years, stated Dirk Draper, president of the Colorado Springs Chamber and Financial Improvement Company.

“I feel we’ve type of hit a candy spot for folk in that age group,” Draper stated. Town boasts job alternatives in rising industries — together with know-how and cybersecurity — in addition to comparatively reasonably priced dwelling and “a superb high quality of life,” he stated.

Draper stated the millennial migration brings a slew of advantages: “New concepts, forward-leaning considering — I’m stereotyping right here, however typically early adopters of know-how — simply sheer workforce out there for us, which is a key for us in serving to native firms develop and attracting new firms.”

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