How 'Conservative Creatives' Transformed Chattanooga

How a city ranked 139th out of 268 regions in Richard Florida’s Creativity Index became one of the country's most successful places.
October 14, 2003, 9am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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Chattanooga, Tennessee has revitalized its moribund downtown and waterfront, purified its air - once the country's dirtiest - and caught the attention of the world. Yet it falls short of the critical mass of “technology, talent, and tolerance” needed to create what Richard Florida would deem a Creative Center. Could Chattanooga provide an alternative model for revitalizing cities?

Thanks to Seth Brown

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Published on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 in The Next American City
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