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Jobs following Millennials to DallasJobs following Millennials to Dallashttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=118532016-01-28T06:00:00Z

​DALLAS - Millennials are unlike any previous generation when it comes to finding a job. They don't finish school and move where the job search takes them; they pick where they want to live and then find a job.

That's great news for Dallas — Millennials are flocking here and the jobs are following.

Millennials strive to live in an urban environment where the walkability factor is high, says Downtown Dallas Inc (DDI) EVP Kourtny Garrett. 

Downtown is trying to attract young professionals by building up a holistic environment with parks and culture.

At the top of the DDI agenda is mobility from bike lanes to improving public transportation as well as pedestrian areas. 

Upping the ante: 60 restaurants should open this year and there are 5,000 multifamily units under construction within a three-mile radius of the central business district.

Dallas has the lowest average age for residents of any U.S.​​ city. An added bonus — in-migration is the top industry here. Given the talent and age bracket moving to Dallas, the companies will come to Dallas. 

The key to maintaining that trend isn’t tax incentives, but investing in infrastructure. That can be anything from the Trinity Strand to the Katy Trail. Once the in-migration ends, the music will stop.

Data below was published ​May 2015.


BISNOW
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
Employment
https://www.bisnow.com/dallas-ft-worth/news/mixed-use/millennials-follow-lifestyles-not-jobs-54796

​Read more about Millennials entering the job market from the Pew Research Center dated May 2015.

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