Millennials flocking to mid-size cities, survey shows

Madison takes the top spot
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A new survey shows millennials are flocking to mid-sized cities across the country, including Madison.

The survey, from employment recruiter Career Builder, found that younger workers are flocking to mid-sized cities with strong technology sectors and more affordable costs of living.

Madison took the top spot in the survey, seeing the greatest increase in workers between 22 and 34 years old. According to the survey, millennials now make up just over 30 percent of Madison’s workforce, a 3 percent increase from 2001, something the city’s chamber of commerce said is exactly what the city has been trying to do.

“The things we are doing in greater Madison are actually moving the needle and bucking a Midwest trend — young people are leaving the Midwest — but cities like Madison have figured out how to be a hot spot for this type of talent,” Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce President Zach Brandon said.

El Paso, Texas, came in second on the list, followed by Colorado Springs, Colorado. Tuscon, Arizona, saw the biggest decrease in millennial workers.

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