Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Benefit by Attracting Retirees

I recently read an article entitled, "Affluent Retirees are Attracted and Retained," which considers the growing population of active retirees, and their potential impact on communities. It discussed the significant role scenic beauty, recreational opportunities, and climate play in a retiree's decision to move, and how the disposable income could be as advantageous to the surrounding community as that of a new business. In addition, the assets of these mobile retirees can positively affect commercial and industrial financing, and they are also "positive" taxpayers because they don't use many of the services they pay for through taxes, such as public schools. Recognizing and targeting this influential, growing population could prove incredibly beneficial for communities ranging across the country.

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