Talent, Technology and Tolerance

Creative Class CommunitiesEconomyTalent, Technology and Tolerance : Creating a shared economic prosperity for the Metroplex requires a four-T approach

For the past year, Richard Florida and his Creative Class Group have partnered with UT Arlington to examine the region’s assets and challenges. The effort engaged representatives from the School of Architecture, the College of Education and Health Professions, and the School of Urban and Public Affairs, with input from major chambers of commerce, local elected officials, Vision North Texas, the North Texas Commission, and civic groups.

September 27, 2012
Creative ClassTalent, Technology and Tolerance

Silicon Hills News : Austin Ranks #5 on Richard Florida’s List of Top High Tech U.S. Cities

In Richard Florida’s new book The Rise of the Creative Class Revisited, he’s compiled a list of the top tech cities in the U.S.Seattle, home to Microsoft and Amazon, claims the top place from Silicon Valley, which ranked first in his last book. Silicon Valley, which consists of the San Jose metro area, ranks second followed by the greater San Francisco area. Portland, Oregon claims the fourth spot followed by Austin.

June 29, 2012