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Old 10-18-2012, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Is Your Region Innovative, Productive, Creative, or Just Populated? - Jobs & Economy - The Atlantic Cities
Atlanta ranks second in contributing to the nation's Creative Class, at 2.2% of the total.
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It looks at how regions contribute to four key categories of regional economic development population, innovation, creativity, and economic output.
Creative Class: Creative class - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:44 PM
 
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All of this without a mediocre mass transit system?

Some on here would lead you to believe this study result would be impossible without a 2 mile streetcar system to nowhere.
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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All of this without a mediocre mass transit system?

Some on here would lead you to believe this study result would be impossible without a 2 mile streetcar system to nowhere.
Did you see the other top five Creative Class cities? DC, good transit system. Baltimore, 1 subway line? Pittsburgh, small LRT system.
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:51 PM
 
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Los Angeles and New York are not even on the top 5 for contributing to the creative class. Hmmmmm.......
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:57 PM
 
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Did you see the other top five Creative Class cities? DC, good transit system. Baltimore, 1 subway line? Pittsburgh, small LRT system.
Baltimore's system is a joke and Pittsburgh's is possibly the slowest form of transit I've ever ridden on. I think I could've walked faster than ride their LRT.
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:05 PM
 
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Admittedly I'm not that smart, but the article where this comes from article is confusing me.

Insight: Is your Region

contains:
"The top 5 metros that contribute the most to the U.S Metro Creative Class are New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington and Boston."

Yet the chart shows a list of Washington, Atlanta, Baltimore, St. Louis and Pittsburgh.

What does the chart actually mean? Percentage of population of those cities involved in the creative class?
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Admittedly I'm not that smart, but the article where this comes from article is confusing me.

Insight: Is your Region

contains:
"The top 5 metros that contribute the most to the U.S Metro Creative Class are New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington and Boston."

Yet the chart shows a list of Washington, Atlanta, Baltimore, St. Louis and Pittsburgh.

What does the chart actually mean? Percentage of population of those cities involved in the creative class?
Th Creative Class has never been real good at data analysis or reading comprehension ...
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