Predom Hines, Minnesota, Fifteen Year discussed on 24 Hour News


Welcome back boys houseman predom hines under the radio this morning this half hour soon brower the state demographer we're talking about the changing picture of minnesota what it looks like before the break you started to talk about we have a lot of aging and retiring baby boomers and these millennials aren't keeping up we're not are they not let's talk about millennials how how how do they set up to help our economy there's certainly a different mix than their parents and grandparents before them when it comes to diversity and mobile mess right that's right so if we look at this generation it's a huge generation much bigger than the generation before it gen access i'm a member of genetic we either worked for their parents or we're going to work for them this generation of millennials is more diverse than any generation that came before then in terms of you know where they were born in terms of their linguistic makeup in terms of their you know various demographic characteristics and so as this group is moving into the workplace they're changing it as as that kind of transition happens from an older workforce to a younger workforce and i mean they're changing we can we know some examples they're more entrepreneurial they're are less likely to want to work for big companies but one of the things that i would imagine maybe keeps you up at night or keeps your staff thinking is they're mobile they're far more mobile they're more willing to move between cities there for a job or for an experience and how does that fit and then what what age do they start how does the state deal with the mobility issue how do we make sure that we have enough millennials enough workers and then what are the other things is that child bearing things like that that is different from so far it's been tough to tell what is a difference that's going to remain with that generation in which is just a temporary kind of behavior it right a delay based on whatever the initial circumstances are right now so for example we hear a lot about millennials loving to live in dense downtown neighborhoods without with with access to transit well as these folks start moving into parenthood as they start moving into homeownership that what we see as a preference may be change and we may see some of that movement outward from the center city typically in terms of the whole state about how do we attract people how how how do we rank relative to other states we do okay compared to other midwestern states in the past we have lost more people to other states then we've gained but in this last year we've actually seen that turnaround and we've seen more people coming to minnesota than we have lost and that ends fifteen year trend of of net losses and one thing that i think's important for people to understand is that it's different for greater minnesota versus the metro area right most of the population growth has been in the metro area it has been it's been really concentrated in the urban counties of hennepin and ramsey but because the baby boom generation those who are retiring also has you know is setting the context that the baby boom happened across the state and across the country and much of europe so many of the places are experiencing the shortages in the aging in the need for young people in the same way that that the cities are so when you look at that as a whole state are there signs that parts of greater minnesota are growing in population to absolutely so what we've seen in the last five or so years has been metro areas growing so less so the rural areas but there are metro areas across the state of minnesota we've seen nine kato grow we've seen rochester grow we've seen cloud grow so while it does seem to be concentrated in those urban areas it's not just in the seven county metropolitan area focusing the growth and in when you start to think about after the census and the planning of what it means to the state where if you were to which you will do you'll brief the next governor on trends and things like that whoever the next governor is what will you tell them that you know the state's going.

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