Richard Florida
by Richard Florida
Sun Apr 29th 2007 at 11:52am UTC

Where the Jobs Are

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While the labor market may have cooled, Business 2.0 finds in certain regions the market for college education business and technology professions continues to be red hot. San Antonio,Washington DC, Salt Lake City, Portland, Oregon and Seattle top their list. Gary Gates of UCLA’s Williams Institute and a leading demographer of the gay and lesbian population compared this list to his own estimates of gay and lesbian concentrations and guess what he found.  Based on estimates of the size of the gay, lesbian and bisexual population for 13 of 15 of Business 2.0’s top ranked regions,  Gates found 11 have an estimated percent of gay, lesbian and bisexual population that exceeds the national average either in the city proper or in the metro area.  Only Charlotte and San Antonio have gay concentrations in both the city and metro area below the national
average.

The Business 2.0 story is here. Gates’ estimates are here.

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