Tag Archives: Workforce

Where Should Tampa Bay’s Downtowns Find Inspiration? Check Out Raleigh, NC

​Downtown Tampa after dark isn’t as deserted as it used to be, but it’s far from vibrant. Downtown St. Petersburg may be humming with bars, restaurants and new apartments, but it has few corporate employers. A decade ago downtown Raleigh, NC, combined the worst of both worlds. Now it has become a mecca for millennials to live, work and play, and Raleigh’s success is no secret. So it’s worth a look at what’s happening in this once sleepy Tar Heel... Read more

Smart Growth Expert to Franklin: Move Over, Boomers

​ As millennials overtake other generations in the workforce, the ways cities and communities change are catering more and more to what young adults want – not their boomer parents, and not Generation Xers, either, according to Chris Zimmerman, vice president of economic development at Smart Growth America. Zimmerman said surveys have shown that employers in the 21st century are looking to move to areas where prospective workers live, whereas, in the days of factories, workers moved toward large employers.... Read more