Richard Florida

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The Real Boundaries of the Bible Belt

Perhaps its time to start referring to a 'religiosity belt,' instead.

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Which Metros Are Recovering Fastest

The economic recovery remains uneven according to a Brookings Metro Monitor report released today.

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Why Twitter Chose Berlin

The city's affordability and edgy culture is helping turn it into a world-class high-tech center.

Reuters

Americans Who Actually Make Things

A look at the 8.2 million Americans who work in manufacturing of all sorts.

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Where the Green Jobs Are

Some 3.1 million people are employed in "green goods and services" jobs, but state patterns vary considerably.

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The Secret to Seattle's Booming Downtown

The recession didn't skip Seattle, but the city stuck by its downtown and reaped the rewards.

How the Rise of the Developing World Will Help Americans

In his new book, Philip Auerswald argues the economic crisis will eventually give way to unparalleled global growth.

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America's Uninsured Belt

The geography of where in the U.S. people lack health insurance is striking.

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The Great Jobs Shift

How major industries have changed from their peak up to today.

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The U.S. Cities With the Fastest Growing Job Markets

Last year was a decent one for employment growth in large metros.

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2012's Hottest Music Cities, According to SXSW

A statistical look at the leading indie rock scenes represented at this year's festival in Austin.

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Map of the Day: When to Sell Your House

U.S. housing prices peak at different times based on their geography.

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Hold on Tom Friedman … Resource-Rich Places Can Be Smart, Too

What the New York Times columnist got wrong in his recent look at the relationship between natural resources and knowledge-based development.

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Dwight Howard Made the Right Decision

Staying put and building a winning team is the key to a long, lucrative professional basketball career, research shows.

The City, Covered With Logos

Are corporate logos diminishing the sense of place in cities?

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America's Real Homeless Hotspots

An estimated 600,000 Americans are homeless, but the spread isn't uniform. Some cities have been hit harder than others.

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Chart of the Day: The Most Livable Cities

New York tops the Economist's new list of competitive cities.

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America's Most Optimistic Communities

Despite lower economic confidence nationwide, a majority of Americans say they are satisfied with the places they call home.

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What March Madness Can Teach Us About the Economic Geography of Sports

College towns dominate when it comes to sports employment.