White Plains Business Improvement District

Millennials wanted: Westchester communities lure young people

The Journal News, by Richard Liebson, May 8, 2016

White Plains Mayor Tom Roach said that, by encouraging development of housing in the business district, and negotiating with developers to make public improvements, the city is "creating an exciting, vibrant downtown."

"We've been successful in attracting not just millennials, but empty-nesters and people in general," he said.

Roach agreed that bringing young professionals into the region was critical.

"It absolutely influences our decision-making. Corporate employers want young, well-educated employees and, if you don't bring them here, the corporations will move to where they are. My job is to make sure that, when you're looking to hire someone, you don't have to sell them on White Plains because we've already done that."

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The Journal News asked The City of White Plains to fill out a resume highlighting what their community offers millennials and young professionals. View White Plains' Resume.