Richard Florida

The Myers Briggs States of America

Northeasterners are neurotic, West Coasters are laid back, and more empirical data on America's psychological geography.

What the Shutdown Revealed About the Economic Divides in U.S. Politics

Tea Party America doesn't look much like the base of the big-business Republican Party.

How Old Media Helped Spur New York's Tech Boom

The city's tech and information sector has been pulling away from the rest of the country since 2009.

Did the Recession Convince Americans to Move to More Productive Cities?

Not really, though there are a few exceptions.

Where America's Inventors Are

The geography of American innovation over the last decade.

America's Most Productive Metros

New numbers show the power of energy and knowledge economies.

The Great Growth Disconnect: Population Growth Does Not Equal Economic Growth

It can create a troubling illusion of prosperity.

The Uneven Growth of High and Low-Wage Jobs Across America

The economic recovery — if we can call it that — has been driven largely by low-paying positions.

What the U.S. Can Learn From Canada's High-Paying Jobs Recovery

Jobs paying more than $30 an hour have fueled Canada's job growth, in stark contrast to America's temp-heavy recovery.

Where America's Economic Output Is Growing

80 percent of all metro areas saw their GDP's rise in 2012, according to a new Bureau of Economic Analysis report.

Why the U.S. Needs to Fall Out of Love With Homeownership

Politicians should stop pretending that owning your own home is the way to make the nation richer.

The Real Reason Creative Workers Are Good for the Economy

A new study shows that creative class workers spur innovation, no matter their field.

The Long History of America's Leading High-Tech Hubs

New evidence that you can't build a start-up city overnight.

The Best U.S. Metros for Recent College Grads Looking for Work

Why Baltimore or Austin may be a better bet this year than New York or L.A.

Why Today's Start-Ups Are Choosing Urban Lofts Over Suburban Office Parks

Today's high tech companies are flocking to downtowns across the country.

Where Wages Have Grown the Most (and Least) Since the Recovery

A look at the U.S. cities where salaries are rising the fastest.

Exploring the Curious Connections Between Traffic Deaths and NFL Home Games

With millions of fans driving to stadiums every week, is it more dangerous to take to the road after a football game?

The Amazon Model: The Rise of Urban Start-Ups in Smaller Tech Hubs

A look at the patterns of venture capital investment in Seattle, Austin, and Chicago.

From Sewing to Analyzing: The Historical Shift in Urban Work

Over the past century, cities have gone from being centers of specialized industries to arenas for diverse and complex employment.