Next Generation: Attracting and Retaining Young People

Next Generation Brochure

Many of today’s young people are looking for more than just a job; they want to live in a place that also matches their lifestyle. This is a major change that local government and economic development officials should understand so that the community can attract and retain young people to sustain its population and economy.

Will Andresen, who served as Iron County Community Resource Development Educator from 2002 through the summer of 2016, surveyed 668 local young people.  (Next Generation Survey Results) Andresen presented the survey results to an audience of over 60 local leaders and community members, dividing the group into four work-groups to address strategies to retain and attract young people:

  1. Retain Existing Students by Better Connecting Them to the Community
  2. Attract Young Workers by Promoting our Strengths
  3. Attract Young Workers by Developing Our Niche
  4. Retain Young Workers by Creating Social Capital[/cets_callout_box]

Upcoming Events


Announcing New Website Promoting the Gogebic Range…

...a new promotional website designed to attract young people to the Gogebic Range of Iron County, Wisconsin and Gogebic County, Michigan” – www.felivelife.com
Help promote this new website by putting an bumper sticker on your vehicle. Contact Will Andresen for your free bumper sticker.

facebook iconThe “Beautiful Northwoods Adenture” website (www.felivelife.com) is now on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1546928383#!/pages/FeLiveLifecom/116514315029971?ref=ts

Become a fan.

twitter iconAnd now on Twitter, too. To follow promotional updates, just search for “Gogebic Range” in your Twitter account.


Publications

Next Generation Work-Group Meeting Minutes


“Retaining Our Students” Work-group

Meeting Minutes of February 8, 2009 (PDF – 2 pages, 73.2 KB)
Meeting Minutes of February 26, 2009 (PDF – 1 page, 6.81 KB)
Meeting Minutes of March 12, 2009 (PDF – 1 page, 23.5 KB)
Meeting Minutes of November 16, 2009 (PDF – 1 page, 8.28 KB)
Meeting Minutes of February 18, 2010 (PDF – 1 page, 42.5 KB)

“Promoting Our Strengths” Work-group

Meeting Minutes of January 14, 2009 (PDF – 2 pages, 85.1 KB)
Meeting Minutes of February 25, 2009 (PDF – 2 pages, 92.4 KB)
Meeting Minutes of March 25, 2009 (PDF – 3 pages, 96.1 KB)
Meeting Minutes of May 20, 2009 (PDF – 2 pages, 139 KB)
Meeting Minutes of October 13, 2009 (PDF – 2 pages, 25.6 KB)
Meeting Minutes of November 10, 2009 (PDF – 4 pages, 34.6 KB)
Meeting Minutes of December 8, 2009 (PDF – 2 pages, 21.4 KB)
Meeting Minutes of January 12, 2010 (PDF – 1 page, 20.1 KB)
Meeting Minutes of February 9, 2010 (PDF – 1 page, 20.2 KB)

“Strengthening Our Niche” Work-group

Meeting Minutes of February 2, 2009 (PDF – 2 pages, 66.6 KB)
Meeting Minutes of March 2, 2009 (PDF – 2 pages, 64.5 KB)
Meeting Minutes of April 6, 2009 (PDF – 2 pages, 74.1 KB)
Meeting Minutes of May 4, 2009 (PDF – 3 pages, 78.1 KB)
Meeting Minutes of June 1, 2009 (PDF – 2 pages, 105 KB)
Meeting Minutes of July 13, 2009 (PDF – 3 pages, 120 KB)
Meeting Minutes of September 14, 2009 (PDF – 2 pages, 67.9 KB)
Meeting Minutes of November 2, 2009 (PDF – 2 pages, 10.2 KB)
Meeting Minutes of December 7, 2009 (PDF – 2 pages, 9.67 KB)
Meeting Minutes of January 11, 2010 (PDF – 2 pages, 9.52 KB)
Meeting Minutes of February 1, 2010 (PDF – 2 pages, 8.84 KB)
Meeting Minutes of March 1, 2010 (PDF – 2 pages, 8.90 KB)
Meeting Minutes of April 26, 2010 (PDF – 2 pages, 9.58 KB)
Meeting Minutes of June 7, 2010 (PDF – 2 pages, 17.1 KB)
Meeting Minutes of July 12, 2010 (PDF – 2 pages, 13.6 KB)
Meeting Minutes of September 13, 2010 (PDF – 2 pages, 10.4 KB)
Meeting Minutes of November 8, 2010 (PDF – 2 pages, 17.3 KB)
Meeting Minutes of January 10, 2011 (PDF – 4 pages, 21.6 KB)
Meeting Minutes of April 4, 2011 (PDF – 2 pages, 47.3KB)

“Go-In’ Forward” Work-group

Meeting Minutes of March 23, 2009 (PDF – 1 page, 96.7 KB)

Next Generation Presentation December 10, 2008

Next Generation Location Decision-Making Survey Results

Next Generation Initiative Evaluation Plan - 2009

Next Generation Initiative Evaluation Summary - April, 2010

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Next Generation “Go-In’ Forward” now on Facebook

Email:goin.forward@hotmail.com