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“…Florida is an authoritative and entertaining observer. He pulls together many of the things we see into an illuminating narrative of demography and urban and economic development.”
John Gapper, The Financial Times
“…he’s changed the framework for discussing social and economic inequality.”
Herbert Muschamp, New York Times, Year in Review
“…a pioneering cartographer of talent.”
The Growing Inequality Between America’s Superstar Cities, and the Rest
A new Brookings study documents the growing economic divergence of America’s superstar cities from smaller urban and rural areas.
The Geography of Corporate Headquarters
Complaints that Amazon HQ2 locations are already superstar cities don’t recognize a counter-trend of Fortune 500 corporate headquarters relocations, new data shows.
HQ2 Is Only Part of the Story of Big-Tech Expansion
Amazon HQ2 may be split between superstar cities, but San Francisco’s big tech firms are starting to expand into smaller, non-coastal places.
Why New York and D.C. Make Sense for Amazon’s HQ2
In splitting HQ2, Amazon gains a presence in New York, which has the largest number of corporate headquarters, and greater Washington, D.C., which is fast gaining as a popular site for a corporate base.
Where the Creative Class Thrives in Rural America
Although the creative class in the United States is largely urban, many rural counties also have high shares of knowledge, professional, and artistic workers.
The Rise of the Urban Power Couple
It’s not just singles who have flocked back to the city: College-educated married couples are much more likely to live in big cities with high human capital.