Results from a joint survey [800Kb pdf] between The Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp. and the Colorado Springs Young Professionals show young up-and-comers believe there’s a lack of professional career opportunities in Colorado Springs.
Even though 58 percent of the survey respeondents said they moved to Colorado Springs for a job opportunity, 43 percent ranked the city as “neutral” for providing professional opportunity for people their age. Only 27 percent said they plan to stay in Colorado Springs for more than 10 years.
The EDC also surveyed the young professionals last year.
The information is important to economic development proponents because having a stock of young talented workers is key to attracting large companies looking to relocate.