Be hip and they will come; What are other regions doing to keep their YPs?

Author:Baum, Jennifer
Position:Attract, Retrain and Retain Talent

Wichita, Kansas

The Center for Economic Development and Business Research at Wichita State University recently launched a study to research how 18 to 40-year-old professionals perceive the livability of Wichita. The short survey, which can be taken online, offers young professional the chance to tell Wichita community leaders what they're looking for in a place to live and work and what's working and not working in Wichita.


City leaders are also encouraging young professionals to donate time to a cause they are passionate about, join a nonprofit board or simply enjoy the things that Wichita already has to offer. The city also offers an organizations called Young Professionals of Wichita, which is dedicated to attracting and retaining young diverse talent through professional and social immersion in the community. The organization holds five to seven events a month that include social events and professional development workshops.

Cincinnati, Ohio

More than 7, 200 people born between 1966 and 1975 left Cincinnati's Hamilton County in the 1990s at 6 percent loss, according to an analysis of Census data by The Cincinnati Enquirer. Hamilton lost more than any other Urban country in the Midwest. Today things are starting to...

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