Richard Florida

Where High-Growth Company Founders Start Out and Where They End Up

The flow of entrepreneurial talent and which metros are "producing," "exporting," "importing," and "consuming" it.

Why Eds and Meds Alone Can't Revitalize Cities

Beyond any impending bubble in education and health care spending, these two sectors are not a source of economic development in the first place.

America's Best Places for a Raise Since the Great Recession

Over time, the crisis has hit wages and salaries much harder in some metros than in others.

The Tragic Geography of Disconnected Youth

One in seven young Americans are neither working nor going to school.

What to Consider in Deciding Whether to Rent or Buy

Updated data from metros across the United States.

Talent Beats Trade in Economic Development

Turns out human capital is vastly more important than trade when it comes to generating regional growth.

The Geography of Business Density

The most and least dense U.S. metros for business enterprise.

America's Most and Least Diverse Metros

A new study finds ethnic and racial diversity increasing across all types of communities.

The World's Leading Cities for Fashion

The places with a disproportionate impact on what gets made, admired, and sold.

The Case for City-Based Visas

Scholars are floating a new method of immigration sponsorship.

America's Best Places for a Raise

Where you live can determine how much more you'll be making next year.

Mapping College vs. Pro Football Fans

College football still dominates in the South.

Bollywood and Bangalore as Clusters of Creativity

India is becoming an important global player in entertainment.

Where Chicago's Guns Come From

This summer's horrific body count comes courtesy a large number of firearms purchased well outside the city.

America's Leading College Towns

Mapping the metros with the largest share and largest number of college students.

America's Leading High-Tech, Venture Capital Centers

New data tracks the geography of technology investment.

The Geography of Underwater Homes

New data from Zillow shows fewer homeowners underwater, but the pattern varies widely by geography.

Has the London Mayor's Office Been Too Successful?

One columnist believes it has.

The Geography of Craft Beer

Mapping America's craft brewers state-by-state.