Now more than ever, rising taxes, student loan costs and home costs are slowly becoming unsustainable for young people to survive in America’s suburban regions. As a result, suburban populations are stagnating. The Suburban Millennial Institute is dedicated to finding public policy solutions in order to make the suburbs affordable for young people.
~ Who We Are ~
-The Suburban Millennial Institute is a Non-Partisan organization dedicated to finding public policy solutions that will make Long Island more affordable for young Millennials- those aged 20 to 34. .
-The Organization will focus entirely on working on the issues concerning Suburban Millennials- and analyzing other public policy initiatives and government projects through the lens of the Suburban Millennial.
-As the Long Island Index has appropriately illustrated, the region is plagued by a two-pronged problem that must be addressed:
- The “brain drain” issue is very real. Simply defined, young people are fleeing Long Island at an alarming rate.. According to the Long Island Index, we lost 15% of our 20-34 year olds during the last census period compared to a 5% increase nationwide. Action must be taken to rectify this.
- Nassau and Suffolk Counties do not adequately promote themselves as a destination for either immigration or emigration, and as a result we are only shedding population, not gaining it.
SMI Explores the impact of the National student loan debt crisis on Long Island’s housing market, and offers reasonable alternatives.
“Brain Drain” is real. Nearly 1/3 of Respondents say they plan to leave Long Island
Contact: Jeff Guillot – 516-880-8170 - JGuillot@millennialstrat.com
The Suburban Millennial Institute – a newly formed organization dedicated to raising awareness behind […]
A new brain-drain study shows some area communities on Long Island have lost more than half of their 25- to 34-year-olds since 2000.
The exodus, dubbed brain drain, is expected to affect many areas of Long Island, including school districts, businesses and volunteer fire departments and emergency medical services.