Roundtable discussion held by Mayor Stothert to address value of millennial generation

millennial-roundtableOmaha Mayor Jean Stothert reiterated the value of the millennial generation Tuesday during a roundtable discussion that touched on technology, citizen engagement, homelessness and transportation, among other topics.

“The future of our city will be in the hands of millennials in not too many years,” she said in a news release.

The meeting was aptly held at The Mastercraft Building, a venue filled with “incubators, technology firms and young people working in collaborative settings.”

A recent report naming Omaha as the sixth-best city for millennials among the 50 largest metropolitan areas was mentioned.

“You can look all over Omaha and see that the city is on the move,” she said. “This means job opportunities for our young people, cost-effective housing and expanded cultural and community events they can link into.”

More than $300 million will be spent over the next six years to improve the city’s transportation system, Stothert said.

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