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Old 03-17-2010, 04:54 AM
 
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Raleigh named 3rd best market for young adults - Triangle Business Journal:

Really?
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:53 AM
 
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...Really?
I totally agree; we have some great stuff here but "...best market for young adults??" I want to know what the people who make up these polls are on...
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:20 AM
 
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My young-adult son wants to know, too. He actually loves Raleigh, but it seems insane that it would come up as third in a poll.

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I totally agree; we have some great stuff here but "...best market for young adults??" I want to know what the people who make up these polls are on...
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:29 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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I totally agree; we have some great stuff here but "...best market for young adults??" I want to know what the people who make up these polls are on...
Yes...for young adults.

Think about what's important to young adults from a balanced perspective:
Jobs, cost of living, safety, education, leisure, etc. Frankly, they are the same issues that are important to most of us. Their order might be slightly different but the building blocks are more similar than different.
Think not just about our current recession but the performance of the Triangle area over time. Then, think about the impact of the area's growth and oppty that growth with bring in the future. Consider the education level of Raleigh's citizens and its ability to attract very bright people. Think about the stabilizing force of the state government & universities and the presence of "leading" edge industries in the area.
Why wouldn't Raleigh be at the top of the list? To me, it's a no brainer ranking.
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:38 AM
 
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Jobs?


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Yes...for young adults.

Think about what's important to young adults from a balanced perspective:
Jobs, cost of living, safety, education, leisure, etc. Frankly, they are the same issues that are important to most of us. Their order might be slightly different but the building blocks are more similar than different.
Think not just about our current recession but the performance of the Triangle area over time. Then, think about the impact of the area's growth and oppty that growth with bring in the future. Consider the education level of Raleigh's citizens and its ability to attract very bright people. Think about the stabilizing force of the state government & universities and the presence of "leading" edge industries in the area.
Why wouldn't Raleigh be at the top of the list? To me, it's a no brainer ranking.
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Old 03-17-2010, 01:17 PM
 
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This is great news for me!
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Old 03-17-2010, 03:21 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Jobs?
This is NOT a "one moment in time" sort of issue.
In this economy, almost nobody can say that jobs are plentiful anywhere. Even areas with lower unemployment rates aren't currently awash in job opportunity.
This is an issue of finding the right place for oneself and making a medium term commitment to it. Doesn't anyone around here remember when the Triangle was kicking butt for decades when it came to jobs metrics? I suspect that the Triangle will find itself in a similar position in the future...all the building blocks are there for it to happen.
That all said, the Triangle area has some of the lowest unemployment rates in the state. Yes, they are high compared to the past. But, that doesn't mean that it will remain that way forever.
If we don't start looking toward the future and prepare for it, there won't be one to look forward to. That's just my opinion.
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Old 03-17-2010, 05:54 PM
 
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Consider the education level of Raleigh's citizens and its ability to attract very bright people.
Wouldn't it make it tougher for young educated professionals to come to a place that has lots of other young educated professionals battling it out for the same jobs?
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Old 03-17-2010, 06:04 PM
 
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Only at this moment in time.

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Wouldn't it make it tougher for young educated professionals to come to a place that has lots of other young educated professionals battling it out for the same jobs?
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Old 03-17-2010, 06:40 PM
 
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Only at this moment in time.
I guess you are right about that, but why not highlight Orange County instead? They have the lowest unemployment rate in the state I believe and lower than 95% of the nation. It would make more sense for people to focus there and live in Pittsboro. Then they can drive straight up for work. Of course only so many should be allowed to live in Pittsboro, so the character is not altered too much.
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