WILL HIPSTERS SAVE KANSAS CITY?!?!
Long story short . . . Kansas City is launching a website and hosting a few gatherings at trendy spots in order to celebrate 20-somethings chasing jobs in middle-management.
The Biz Journal takes a somewhat critical look at this effort: Bigwig KC companies launch 'LiveKC' to attract millennials
For a moment, let's forget that this term went out of style about 2 years ago . . .
Mind you, these aren't just any kind of "millennials" Kansas City is looking for . . . Kansas City is still a horrible place for 20-somethingse concerned about lower taxes, good schools, city services and low crime. Instead, Kansas City is looking for party people disguised as professional-class 20-somethings chasing the good life, status and a job that requires mostly talking in the trendiest biz casual attire. These 2nd-tier college grads are typically the worst kind of people and usually looking to start their own consultancy. For lack of a better word, most would cal these folks "hipsters."
And so the questions goes out . . .
IS IT A GOOD IDEA FOR KANSAS CITY TO INVEST BILLIONS INTO MAKING THIS TOWN A HIPSTER DESTINATION!?!?!?
We're approaching this topic with an open mind because if the answer is yes then we're totally going to open a t-shirt shore and start charging $30-a-pop for our clever sentiments.
If not . . . Then somebody should probably mention that relying on hipsters to generate BILLIONS worth of revenue on which the toy train and so much shady real estate subsidy depends might not be the best idea.
Developing . . .