Goal I: Champion Education and Develop Competitive Regional Talent
Objective 5: Build diverse marketing campaigns directing talent recruitment efforts towards young professionals, recent college graduates, military families, and former Montgomery area residents.
Many stakeholder input participants expressed concerns that Greater Montgomery could not compete with larger cities for young talent. However, the growth and activity of the EMERGE Montgomery young professionals group demonstrates that there is a strong base of young people who chose to live and work in the community. It is important that Greater Montgomery continues its efforts to be recognized as a place where young adults can flourish. A substantial talent attraction and retention strategy is critical to sustaining a viable and growing presence in the region of young professionals as well as a skilled, competitive workforce across of all ages.
- Partner with regional firms and organizations to identify key national markets in which to source potential talent that fills current gaps in the region’s workforce pipeline.
- Expand the “Live, Work, Play” section of the Montgomery Area Chamber website.
- Provide recruited or relocating talent with information on the assets and improvement efforts in the Montgomery region.
- Involve EMERGE Montgomery and the region’s postsecondary institutions in talent recruitment and attraction efforts.