The Wall Street Journal enlisted the help of six experts to determine the 10 most attractive cities that for attracting young professionals, and profiled the top 5 in this article.
Denver ranked No. 7.
Here is what the WSJ had to say about Denver:
“After losing much of its luster in the last recession, Denver may be poised for a comeback.
A center of high-tech, computer-systems design and telecom employment, Denver also offers natural beauty and access to outdoor sports. Its housing prices never rose as much as those in many other metro areas, and remain relatively low now. Unemployment has stayed fairly low as well, at 8.6%. With top-notch skiing, cycling and other outdoor recreation, the region is luring more migrants, especially from Southern California.”
But it wasn’t all good news. Here are the reasons it did not rank higher, according to WSJ.
“Downside: Some panelists say the region’s vitality springs partly from neighboring Boulder, and other Western locales, such as Salt Lake City, may eclipse Denver in the future.”
One of the judges was Richard Florida , author of Who’s Your City and The Rise of the Creative Class and director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.
Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper has long been a fan of Florida’s. He cited Florida frequently when first running for mayor about six years ago, and introduced him when Florida spoke in Denver in 2005.< class="related_post_title">Related Posts:>