October 24, 2019
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA —The Millennial Visioning Project, a coalition of young people ages 21-40 living in Chesterfield County, has unveiled findings of an electronic survey and listening session, revealing lifestyle and housing preferences among millennials living in the Richmond metro area. The report, presented to the Chesterfield County Planning Commission on Tuesday, Oct. 15, shares insights into millennials’ priorities when deciding where to live, including walkability, affordable housing and transportation.
The Millennial generation is larger than any previous generation, including the Baby Boomers. Millennials currently make up over one third of the nation’s homebuyers; within the next two years, they are expected to comprise 50 percent of the workforce.
To better understand and serve these consumers, Chesterfield County convened a steering committee made up of citizens and stakeholders to embark on the Millennial Visioning Project. Targeting young people between the ages of 21 to 40, the group hosted an outreach event in May 2019 and a listening session in July 2019, where nearly 60 attendees completed an electronic survey. The findings of the report included:
“The Millennial Visioning Project report presents a clear picture of the lifestyle choices that Millennials want and need in Chesterfield County,” said Michael Jackson, chairman of the Chesterfield County Planning Commission and a Millennial Visioning Project leader. “We hope this report will help to guide the county in further planning to meet the needs of this generation of future leaders.”
More information is available in the Millennial Visioning Project report, which can be accessed at https://www.chesterfield.gov/DocumentCenter/View/13096/Final-MVP-Report-and-Survey-Results.
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