The current generation of young adults has been called many things, one of them being the Boomerang Generation. We got this title because many of us will leave home for a short period of time (college, vocational training, etc.) and then boomerang a.k.a return home to our places of origin to start our professional careers.
Siouxland is seeing its fair share of “boomerangs” return. Laura Giese, an associate at the office of Drs. Wheelock and Bursick General Dentistry, said that after she finished school returning to Sioux City was the best choice. “After spending eight years at Creighton University in Omaha, NE, receiving my undergraduate and dental degrees, it was time to make that big decision—where should I practice? Born and raised in Sioux City, IA, it was my intention to stay close to home without being home. Needless to say, Omaha, Minneapolis, Kansas City and other surrounding areas—none of these stacked up to the experiences I knew I would receive right back at home in Sioux City, at Drs. Wheelock and Bursick General Dentistry.”
Not only are young professionals coming back to Siouxland to start their careers, they’re impacting the community in big ways. The Sioux City Growth Organization (Sioux City GO) was formed in 2002 to encourage young professionals to become active members of the Siouxland community. Sioux City GO also works to attract and retain young professionals in the area.
Are you a young professional in Siouxland? Comment on this post to share why you enjoy being back in the area.