Young Professionals Want Affordable Housing And Food Trucks, According To A Local Survey

May 23, 2016

CBICC Connect hosted a luncheon on Friday, May 20 to release the findings from their survey of young professionals.
Credit Erin Cassidy Hendrick / WPSU

Young professionals want to see some changes in Centre county – things like affordable housing and food trucks.

That’s according to a survey released Friday by CBICC Connect, an off-shoot of the chamber for young professionals. Their recent survey of 149 young professionals in the area aimed to get to know that group and what they want.

Irene Miller from the CBICC Connect group presented the report and believes the information can help keep young talent in the area. “When I looked at the results of the survey, to see that over half of them are married or committed, over half of them own a house, they are much more rooted in the community than someone would immediately believe,” Miller said.

CBICC Connect hopes to make the area more attractive by creating professional opportunities like a formal mentorship program, and encouraging big-city amenities, like direct flights to New York City from the University Park airport and those beloved food trucks.