Bobby Maly: New Jobs Ride on Passenger Rail

Posted on Updated on

From the Enquirer:

Over the short and long terms, there is nothing more important than rail transportation when considering how to create job growth in our region.

Today, talent – particularly young talent – is attracted to place before they select a job or even a career. In fact, many estimates show that two-thirds of young talent (ages 22-35) choose the place they want to live before they choose a job. Place is more important to young people today than it was for our parents and grandparents.

When you take this fact, and add it to the fact that nine of the top 10 regions most successful at attracting young talent have rail transportation options, the most critical factor is revealed: rail transportation. Young talent votes with their feet, and they are voting for (moving to) places with rail.

Read the rest here.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s