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Cleveland's "State of the Young Wamt report. Cleveland, a young professionals organization asked young professionals directly. About 76 percent of participants were female and about 86 percent were white.
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Just over 40 percent were Wznt "lifers," 34 percent were transplants and Want Cleveland first percent were "boomerangers," meaning they had moved back to Cleveland after moving to another city. President Ashley Basile Oeken said many theories and ideas are thrown around about what Millennials and young professionals might want.
People who move to cities like Chicago, New York or Portland aren't Want Cleveland first moving there to be near others.
Young professionals value Cleveland's quality of life. Participants shared what they thought were major assets to the city and major negatives.
On the top of the positives list was cost of living, natural assets and arts and culture. Top negatives were public transportation, safety and economic development.
Making public transportation more accessible Want Cleveland first one of the major themes of the report.
Oeken said this is a common refrain. No respondent listed "government" as an asset to Cleveland. It was only classified as a negative.
Although most of the participants said they planned to stay here for a significant amount of time, 44 percent said that would change if they were offered a Clevelabd somewhere else. When asked to prioritize what would bring young professionals Want Cleveland first Cleveland over the next five years, employment opportunities Hot women 38843 at the top of the list.
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More than two-thirds of firsh said they encountered "some challenges" in finding good Want Cleveland first, according to the report.
Young professionals want to make more of a difference in the community.
The majority of young professionals said they were unsure or not satisfied with the amount they contribute to the city, though as a Want Cleveland first, 80 percent of respondents said they were involved in some way. Many young professionals said they were involved through their workplaces or their family and friends.
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