Why do millennials choose Owensboro?

June 23, 2018 | 2:15 pm

Updated July 19, 2018 | 10:25 am

Photo by Adam Paris

A recent article from Business Insider named Owensboro as one of the top 11 cities in the country where millennials are moving. The news was met with a lot of excitement, and some doubters, but the real proof comes from the millennials who have moved to our city and now call Owensboro home.

“I came to Owensboro in 2005 to attend Kentucky Wesleyan College from eastern Kentucky. As I approached graduation, I considered going a lot of places. But, with all the excitement downtown, great local businesses, churches and otherwise wonderful people (including many who, like me came to Owensboro for college and stayed), Owensboro is where I thought I’d stay for a few years after college. Going on eight years, I’m still here!

While I was a student at Wesleyan, I interned at GRADD in community and economic development grant writing which helped me learn more about the area. Ultimately, it helped me get my first real job after graduation at Wesleyan as Assistant Director of Development. I travelled a lot and got to visit cities all over the south and east coast, but always got to come home to Owensboro.”

Matthew Ruark
From Brooksville, KY
Associate Director of Admissions at KWC

“I get asked about why I chose to move from the Houston, Texas area to Owensboro on a daily basis. I tell people the same key points every single time. Owensboro has a quaint, beautiful downtown that you cannot help but admire. Its antique storefronts proudly display every brick and mortar of history. Brick pavers line walking side walks, and the Ohio River carves the city’s backdrop. As you exit downtown you find the unexpected surprises of large, modern architecture in hotels, one of a kind restaurants, and entertainment venues. The historic Victorian homes of yester year simply take your breath away the first time you enjoy the Miller House and Griffith Avenue. When my husband first brought me here to see Owensboro in March of 2011, I fell in love with the countryside. This place represented a slow peace I had not found before. It was beautiful, and safe, and represented my American dream. It spoke to my heart when I chose to move here away from the only city I knew and bury my roots.”

Tiffany Adkins, RN, BSN, BS
From Beaumont, Texas
RN at Owensboro Health

June 23, 2018 | 2:15 pm

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