CEOs for Cities have published results of their recent survey on what young knowledge workers look for in cities. Attracting College-Educated, Young Adults to Cities (June 2006):
Two-thirds of highly mobile 25 to 34 year-olds with college degrees say that they will decide where they live first, then look for a job, according to a new survey commissioned by CEOs for Cities and conducted by The Segmentation Company, a division of marketing consultancy Yankelovich Inc. Read the highlights of the study by clicking here.
The report emphasizes these people are entering the knowledge workforce as the economy shifts (has shifted) to knowledge-based value.
[I found this through an article in the Chicago Tribune, but it's stuck behind a registration wall.]