Happy Monday TechArtista! Today we'd like to highlight an article featured in Huffington Post ranking St. Louis as the Top City For Millennials. Many, if not at all of our members believe that St. Louis is on a path of resilience and growth. We're excited to share this journey with you...
"Once-upon-a-time, St. Louis was a classic Rust Belt city with a foundation in manufacturing and shipping products from its convenient perch along the Mississippi River.
But that was then – before Google and Apple and Tesla and Uber changed the game. While young minds pine to work in the startup cultures of Silicon Valley, Austin or Boston – the home of the famed Gateway Arch is a region that remains a mystery to many coastal U.S. residents. That is, of course, outside of analysts following trends on economic development, small business growth, and most recently, Millennial migration – a generation that has apparently found much to love about St. Louis and its potential.
Indeed, over the past five years St. Louis has garnered an impressive share of accolades, particularly as it relates to a culture of entrepreneurial growth – from Forbes’ Christopher Steiner citing St. Louis as “The Right Way To Build a Tech City” and ranked as the top startup city by Popular Mechanics in 2015, or being recognized as the fastest growing startup city by Business Insider and the “new startup frontier” by FiveThirtyEight in 2016.
But the golden ticket today for many economic developers – what really drives the hunger of employers worldwide – is the digital native and Millennial worker of tomorrow’s economy. Don’t call it a comeback, St. Louis is at the top of a list for the rest of us twenty-and-thirty somethings who can’t afford to spend $2,500 to live in a closet in Bushwick."