Morning Minute: Young adults choosing to live in cities over suburbs

There’s a geographic shift afoot. For the first time in 100 years, many U.S. cities grew faster than their suburban counterparts, due in part to more young adults choosing to live in more urban areas, according to census figures, MSNBC reports (via AP).

The trend holds true for Chicago, which grew 0.3 percent between July 2010 and July 2011, reversing a decade of declines, Crain’s reports.

In other news:

Rock Island’s Employer Assisted Housing Program earns state funding. (Quad-City Business Journal)

 

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About Stephanie Sievers

Stephanie Sievers is Associate Editor for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. She serves as Associate Editor for IAR publications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and all other IAR publications. She is responsible for developing content for the Illinois REALTOR® Weekly Connection e-newsletter, coordinates the IAR Twitter account content at ILREALTOR and plans and develops content for videos. She assists in developing and writing content for the IAR blog. She also is involved in researching and drafting news releases and coordinates the news media distribution database and newsclips reports for the Association. She also assists in IAR spokesperson training seminars and is involved in development of association briefing materials on issues. She assists with the housing statistics program and reports.