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Our mission is to highlight the importance of attraction and retention for young professionals in Wilson, NC. Through research/study and stories/voices, we will begin to understand what is important to young professionals in our area.


Statement of the Problem: 

We want to attract and retain young professionals because they are an integral part of the future of Wilson. Young professionals are “socially conscious” and bring different values, experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives to the table. Because of a strong value in community, young professionals desire to face challenges, embrace hard conversations and identify barriers in order to drive constructive change to make Wilson a better place.


Explore our Research:

The number one reason young, educated people leave rural communities is in search of greater economic opportunity, improved socioeconomic status, and lack of established community/emotional attachment.

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What we know
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