[thechat] Creativity locales

Luther, Ron Ron.Luther at hp.com
Tue May 14 15:54:00 CDT 2002

<snort>! ... an economist ranking cities on 'creativity', eh?  You've GOTTA be kidding, right?

[I'm sorry - but that's just plain SCARY in and of itself!]

Well, I'm not sure what's going on in Dallas - but I'd have to guess that Enron and Dell would explain Houston and Austin being on the list.

I've been to 7 of the 10 cities on that list.  I can't imagine what Baltimore is doing there ... unless it has something to do with the debt structuring to finance that (actually very nice) inner harbor project.  {Appropriate apologies to folks living in Baltimore ... or any ex-pat fans of "Mr. Ray's hair weave in Bal-TI-more!"  [Very very bad old local tv commercial.]}

RonL. ... helping making Tejas a more creative State since 1997!     ;-P

-----Original Message-----
From: JCanfield at magisnetworks.com [mailto:JCanfield at magisnetworks.com]

Carnegie Mellon economist Richard Florida (in 'The Rise of the Creative
Class') has ranked the 10 most creative cities in the US:

1. San Francisco
2. Austin
3. San Diego
4. Boston
5. Seattle
6. Raleigh/Durham cripes why don't they get a new name?
7. Houston
8. Baltimore
9. NY
10. Dallas

Only two in California, but three in Texas? I been to Texas. I lived there.
It's nothing personal; honest.

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