Richard Florida

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Keep Cadillac in Detroit

Why leaving the Motor City for Manhattan is a big mistake for the automaker.

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Why People Stay Where They Are

We hear a lot about why people leave their communities—but only about one in ten Americans moves per year.

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What Makes Us the Happiest About the Places We Live

Urbanites and suburbanites in the U.S. have a lot more in common than you might have guessed.

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Houston and San Jose Are Leading U.S. Economic Growth

The continued rise of America's new knowledge-energy economy.

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Singles Now Make Up More Than Half the U.S. Adult Population. Here's Where They All Live

The new geography of our "solo nation."

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The Rise of Real Estate Tech

Another feather in New York’s cap: It's home to the nascent high-tech real estate industry.

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However Useless, Economic Development Incentives Are on the Rise

Nevada’s Gigafactory deal is just the latest of the roughly $70 billion in incentives governments have given companies since the mid-1970s.

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Reno Won Tesla's Gigafactory. Was It Worth It?

It's the 10th largest incentive deal ever, with Nevada paying nearly $200,000 per job.

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The Increasingly Bloated American Dream

American homes are getting bigger and bigger. But it doesn't need to be that way. 

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The Best Job Markets for Young College Grads Now

The U.S. economy added 2.2 million jobs that require post-secondary education between 2010 and 2014. Here's how they shake out.

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The Roller-Coaster Economies of Vacation Towns

The end of summer is nearly here. Which U.S. cities are about to radically change?

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Where More Americans Die at the Hands of Police

Missouri looks like it's in the middle of the pack. But we desperately need better data. 

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Mapping America's New Economy in Construction Permits

The Boston-Washington corridor is up; the Rustbelt and Sunbelt are down.

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America's Wage Gap Just Keeps Getting Worse

Since the recession, low-income households have turned into low-income regions.

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There's a Remarkably Strong Link Between Community Service and Happiness

A new study shows a big difference between those who serve their communities and those who don't. 

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Why Mayors Need a UN-Like Organization of Their Own

The world’s mayors are running the biggest and most important cities in all of human history. They need to have a forum.

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Gentrification and the Persistence of Poor Minority Neighborhoods

A new study finds that neighborhoods that are more than 40 percent black are far less likely to gentrify.

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Where the Great Recession Made Inequality Worse

The most dramatic increases were not in the usual places. 

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The Troubling Decline of American Business Dynamism

Despite the startup buzz, the U.S. is far less entrepreneurial than it was a decade ago.