The Rustbelt and Sunbelt Experience Growth in Their Creative Class Populations

December 11, 2015

According to CityLab’s Richard Florida, the deepening economic divide among the winners and losers in the talent-driven U.S. knowledge economy is “one of the most troubling trends.”

With the help of analysts from the martin Prosperity Institute, CityLab looks at the so-called creative class – workers in technology, education, healthcare, law, as well as artists, designers, and entertainers – to see in which metro areas they are thriving, and which metro areas are lacking this population.

San Jose, Washington, D.C., and Boston have been staples at the top four for a decade, but some cities, such as Minneapolis-St. Paul, are seeing growth in their creative class.

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