The Lubbock Economic Development Alliance held a meeting on Tuesday to discuss the city's economic forecast. Former CNBC Chief Economist Marci Rossell spoke at the event.
She touched on several different topics, including the economic outlook for the city over the next 20 years.
Rossell says Lubbock needs to focus on keeping the young, innovative workforce that it has at Texas Tech and other colleges nearby.
Rossell asked, "How do you keep them here in Lubbock? What kind of services do you provide for them that make this community a place where they want to raise families, they want to start new businesses, they want to stay here and spend their entire lives?"
Rossell says Lubbock has many economic strengths that keep it thriving, including agriculture, oil and gas, and a strong medical community.
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