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Old 09-13-2019, 08:23 AM
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There are alma Gen Z in the work-place already. Yes, some in college yet and working jobs to support it and the HUGE Student loans many will and do have. Crime is less a factor in choosing a NEW city. JOBS are and likeability.

Philadelphians, still do not get that not everyone is hooked on row-housing and less green then where they live, or high densities as selling points. They may be less likely to choose inner-cities and cores also.

Locals liking Philly and appreciating it as home. Does not mean it is this next generations rising star of cities. Sooooo many cities to choose today also and corporate America still is steering relocations to the Sunbelt or south and northwest.

I know those living in small PA cities working in warehousing/distribution who feel less able to just relocate even after school. Finding work in their fields locally is difficult too. School debt a big issue also. So living at home longer works and lower-skilled jobs to pay down the debt as it is a issue for this generation whose parents were not paying for the further education.

Will more local Gen Z thru PA choose Philly? Next few years will tell more.

But merely mocking the Inquirer for not being far more positive on Philly. Changes nothing. Some WILL choose Philly. We all know this. But will it rise to a top proffered chosen city, more then the past generation or at least the same? The next few years especially will tell.

There generally is some truth to such news articles. Philly can't be in the news more negatively and it be helpful.

Loving the city as home and a lifetime of living in it changes nothing for what this new Generation may chose. This being in the Philly forum and local dislike a suggestion that choosing Philly among Gen Z ..... may not increase as the want or think Philly's time has arrived. Really, still is to be decided.

The darling cities still remain the same. But actually. More mid-sized cities are seeing a preference too. Just look at the Charlotte's and Nashville's. Austin's newer rise. I'd expect more of this and upper South regions to see more interest by Corporate America.

Philly's good-points, location in the East and to its credit aspects ...... may not prove able to beat out other cities. That seems to be what is being noted. There is always the cities that win in more chosen and the ole top choices g's the lessor ones. Doesn't mean Philly will be totally overlooked. Of course not.
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Old 09-13-2019, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by MarketStEl View Post
There is one way to get a handle on the problem, but not enough people yet see the clear parallels with Prohibition to back it:

Sue for peace in the War on Drugs. Legalize weed and coke. (Most opioids, the current crisis drug, are already legal.)

Get the street dealers into the legal distribution system the way Washington State did with its bootleggers and California is now doing with pot sellers.

Oh, and it is easier to comprehend what you're talking about by walking through these places.
Easier to comprehend? Yes. More desirable? Probs not.
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Old 09-14-2019, 01:22 AM
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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Originally Posted by Redddog View Post
Easier to comprehend? Yes. More desirable? Probs not.
If what you want to do is really learn how they're put together, there's no substitute.

And if my own experience in them is any guide, you probably won't come to any harm. Just keep your wits about you.
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Old 09-14-2019, 10:01 AM
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Sorry for my typos in my .... posted too quickly uncorrected (at least better) post. Posted just before leaving for work. But then. Typos are usual for me.

But there apparently.... is a thread that appeared in the CvC forum.


Not thought of much and noted that it was no poll of actual Gen Z prospective movers. But maybe some validity in what other generations think they will choose and a worldwide list.

The OP there list the NA cities positions. But at least Philly made the list .... no Atlanta, Cleveland, Baltimore or Pittsburgh .... etc.
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