Tucson is well known for being a desirable retirement destination, for its famous Sonoran Mexican food, for its low cost of living, and, for the beautiful mountain and desert landscape. While being home to the University of Arizona with its tens of thousands of students, Tucson has not been well known for retaining young professionals.
However, that seems to be changing. According to the September issue of Money Magazine, Tucson is placing a high priority on retaining young talent, particularly the local talent that comes from the University of Arizona. Organizations such as Startup Tucson and Connect CoWorking, located in the Historic Rialto Building, along with support from U of A’s renowned Eller College McGuire Entrepreneurship program, from which John and Jeremy are proud alumni, are attracting young entrepreneurs who want to stay in Tucson to grow their new businesses.
Tucson is also seeing young talent stay local because of successful larger companies like Raytheon and Ventana Medical Systems which recruit heavily from the University of Arizona.
Money Magazine recently released an article which named Tucson as the fourth best city in the country for Millennials. The article cites the reasons for the high ranking to be the low cost of living, the revitalization of downtown, and the considerable population of locals who are between the ages of 20 to 34. However, the biggest factor may be the significant potential for economic growth in the next few years.
The other cities in the top 5 were Seattle, WA; Columbus, OH, Atlanta, GA; and Austin, TX.
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To read what the Arizona Daily Star had to say about the article from Money Magazine, click here.