Keeping Young Professionals in CT is Forum Focus

The Partnership for Strong Communities is planning a forum on April 13 focusing on the challenge to attract and retain young professionals in Connecticut.  Highlighting the challenge facing the state, the organization points out that Connecticut is the 7th oldest state in the nation, and the state has lost a higher percentage of our 25-34-year-old population since 1990 than any states but Maine and New Hampshire. The demographic crunch as baby-boomers retire will affect the entire country – but Connecticut is poised for the most hardship, unless actions are taken to respond to the challenge.  The program will be held at The Lyceum in Hartford and will include  young professionals, municipal and state policymakers, business leaders, planners and other experts discussing the needed physical and social infrastructure that will make Connecticut an attractive place for a new generation to settle.