Goal III: Accelerate Revitalization and Improve Quality of Life
Objective 3: Synergize professional recruitment and quality of place improvement.
Recent research suggests that young professionals increasingly pick where they want to live first, then look for a job second. However, communities are beginning to realize that the desirability of a place is not just a deciding factor for young workers; it shapes the decisions of executives, entrepreneurs, and site selectors as well. Developing a strong workforce relies on much more than jobs; communities must be attractive, vibrant, and diverse to hold the interests of today’s mobile workers. Some aspects of a community’s quality of place appeal equally across to all workers – school systems, recreational amenities, and quality housing. The Montgomery region’s leaders and community members must continue developing those broadly appealing assets, as they have done well, and those that cater especially to the young and future workforce.
- Develop a diversity of housing types and price points that appeal to young professionals and other potential residents.
- Utilize planning and regulatory tools to ensure that high-tech, Class A office space is a key component of new downtown and targeted revitalization area development initiatives.
- Find out what professionals think of the Montgomery region and its amenities.