Attracting millennials as an economic development strategy

The good people over at the Central Valley Business Journal let me write another column for them in their May issue. This time, I discus how city and economic development officials can attract businesses by providing walkable communities for their young and educated workforces. More and more companies are abandoning suburban office parks in favor of urban areas, and Stockton should take advantage of this migration. Click on the link below to give it a read!

Improving the Urban Core: appealing to young techies and where they want to live



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Categories: Community Commentary, Development News, Smart Growth

Author:David A. Garcia

David A. Garcia created SCL in March of 2012. Garcia is a Stockton native with a background in urban policy and planning, holding a Bachelor's Degree from UCLA as well as a Master's Degree in Public Policy from the Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies. He currently serves as the Policy Director at the UC Berkeley Terner Center for Housing Innovation. David was also COO at Ten Space, a real estate development firm focused exclusively on Downtown Stockton, and continues to advise on their projects. Prior to that, he worked three years as a researcher/analyst for a Congressional research agency in Washington, DC. The views expressed on this site are entirely of the author's

3 Comments on “Attracting millennials as an economic development strategy”

  1. Silvia Bautista
    May 1, 2013 at 5:50 pm #

    your link to the article doesn’t work. 😦

    Silvia Bautista, RealtorCDPE, CIAS, CNE

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    Date: Wed, 1 May 2013 23:59:52 +0000 To:

    • David Garcia
      May 1, 2013 at 5:56 pm #

      Thanks for the heads up, it should work now!


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