Waco Young Professionals
The Waco Young Professionals collaborates with the Greater Waco Chamber to support and attract a younger and more qualified workforce to the Waco area. Our organization does this by leveraging the region’s resources from colleges and universities to support our industries requiring advanced degrees. As part of the Chamber’s Plan of Action, major breakthrough initiatives were stated as the Chamber’s focus. The Waco Young Professionals objectives are specifically defined as:
Leverage the resources of the region’s colleges and universities to support employers who require persons with college and advanced degrees and attract and retain a younger, more qualified and educated workforce.
Young Professionals are a key demographic for any city. A talented and creative workforce is now considered to be as important in economic development as sites, low taxes and low cost of living. One of the top three focus areas for the Chamber’s Next Level Strategic Plan 2011-2015 is being a Magnet for Talent. This plan identified measurable objectives to make Greater Waco more attractive for young professionals and young families who can live anywhere – the very demographic upon which a sustainable economy is dependent.
The Waco YPs are a diverse, vibrant group of young adults. We meet monthly to network, gain information for our lives and careers and learn ways to engage in Waco.