Attracting and retaining young professionalsin Adams County

Author

Abigail Becker

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Adams County is facing a scarcity of workers between the ages of 20 to 40, and has been for some time. Growing community frustration, disenfranchisement, and apathy has followed, and there is a desperate need for younger, fresher perspectives and minds to take greater control over Adams County’s future. Local business, along with the school system and county government must overhaul policies to make attracting and retaining young professionals easier. The labor market in Adams County will not be able to survive and thrive the avalanche that will come later this decade when most of the local workforce enters retirement age without adjustments. This report will attempt to find policy solutions in economic, public health, community culture, and marketing sectors, as a multifaceted approach will give local leaders more avenues and options to attack this issue.

UniverCity Year Contact Info
Gavin Luter
Managing Director
gavin@cows.org
608-261-1141

University Faculty Contact
Joel Clark
jclark24@wisc.edu

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