Challenging The Creative Class Theory

Steven Malanga challenges Richard Florida's theory that bohemian culture as economic development strategy works.
January 20, 2004, 10am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Providence, R.I., is so worried that it doesn't appeal to hip, young technology workers that local economic-development officials are urging a campaign to make the city the nation's capital of independent rock music. In Pittsburgh, another place that fears it lacks appeal among talented young people, officials want to build bike paths and outdoor hiking trails to make the city a magnet for creative workers. Meanwhile, a Memphis economic-development group is pressing that city to hold "celebrations of diversity" to attract more gays and minorities, in order--in their view--to bolster the local economy."

Thanks to Barbara Berlin

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Published on Monday, January 19, 2004 in Wall St. Journal
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