“Though many believe Colorado Springs can’t attract — or keep — millennials, that hasn’t been true for years, said Dirk Draper, president of the Colorado Springs Chamber and Economic Development Corporation.

‘I think we’ve kind of hit a sweet spot for folks in that age group,’ Draper said. The city boasts job opportunities in growing industries — including technology and cybersecurity — as well as relatively affordable living and ‘a good quality of life,’ he said.

Draper said the millennial migration brings a slew of benefits: ‘New ideas, forward-leaning thinking — I’m stereotyping here, but often early adopters of technology — just sheer workforce available for us, which is a key for us in helping local companies grow and attracting new companies.'”


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