Thursday, May 04, 2017
TKC FACT CHECK: KANSAS CITY MILLENNIAL HYPE REVEALED AS BAD MARKETING!!!
File this one under SPRING BREAK FOREVER . . . Or not . . .
DESPITE LONG FORGOTTEN MSM HYPE: MILLENNIALS HAVE YET TO SAVE DOWNTOWN KANSAS CITY AND THE URBAN CORE!!!
Quick passage to back up this point . . .
The basic takeaway from the most recent IRS data and Census Bureau estimates, which have been widely ignored in the established media. Essentially, Americans are rejecting “the blue model,” and relocating to cities, states and regions that are less dense, less heavily taxed, and less regulated ...
What we see locally . . .
- The Northland suburbs OUTPACE Downtown Kansas City in terms of growth.
- Empty-nesters and Third-agers are buying most of the pricey real estate around the Crossroads, not hipsters who don't have the cash for that kind of costly investment.
- Like it or not, in places like Baltimore and KC's urban core, rising crime is driving people away.
Moreover, there's a great deal of evidence that millennials are looking to move the suburbs.
And so . . . Hype from the New York Times about the so-called millennial revolution in Kansas City hasn't really happened in any real way beyond a marketing campaign or political talking points.
On the bright side, Generation-Z is the next up to for this same kind of corporate sales pitch.
Developing . . .