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Brian Macaulay

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Why Smart Millennials are Now Moving West to America’s New Economic Hot Spots

In the slow trek toward recovery since the financial crisis, millennials are moving westward in their search for success, and they’re taking America’s economy with them.

“Washington is not a place to live in. The rents are high, the food is bad, the dust is disgusting and the morals are deplorable. Go West, young man, go West and grow up with the country,” said famous American newspaperman and politician Horace Greeley in 1865. 150 years later, Greeley’s advice to disgruntled D.C. civil servants might be more valuable than ever.