Millennial professionals want trains, trails and fast-track careers

By Kay Nolan, December 4, 2014

Kay Nolan is a contributing writer for This article ran in the December 4, 2014 issue.

Today’s young professionals – so-called millennials – seek a clear path to career growth, recreational opportunities and above all, plenty of public transportation when deciding where they want to live and work.

That was the consensus of a panel of young adults who spoke frankly to business professionals attending the Future Wisconsin Economic Summit
Wednesday in downtown Milwaukee. The event, sponsored by Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, discussed Wisconsin’s business future in 20
years – including how to attract a new generation of workers to fill increasingly high-tech jobs, as well as skilled trade positions left vacant by retirees.