By Paul Schmitt
Generation Y poses the question why when it comes is to the challenge of Door County attracting the younger demographic. Better known as millennials, the age group is one, communities and businesses across the country are trying to recruit. Caitlin Oleson, a 2006 graduate of Gibraltar High School, says she returned back in Door County when a fellowship offered the opportunity to reintegrate into the community by working with nonpartisan, civic and voter engagement.
Oleson, who received her undergraduate degree from New School in New York City and studied in Edinborough, Scotland to get her masters in nationalism studies as part of the school of social and political science, says that infrastructure, specifically internet access, and affordable housing are two key issues facing Door County in attracting millennials. She says she hopes her peers and old classmates will strongly consider the possibilities of living and working in Door County in the future.