Contrary to the popular narrative, cities and workplaces with a diverse group of immigrants see higher wages—even for native-born Americans across income levels.
Big coastal cities might have iconic, profitable, and well-funded scenes. But the economic impact of the cultural sector can be larger in some surprising places.
A new report digs into the metrics of America’s emerging tech hubs, and finds some surprises.
New research shows that those with “smart and illicit” aptitudes and behaviors as kids turned out to become creative business owners later in life.
From minimum wage to immigration, states have been taking aggressive action to stamp out local laws that they disagree with.
Suburban and rural areas can hide facilities for methamphetamine production. When a clandestine lab gets busted, property values in the neighborhood take a hit.
Encouraging new, young businesses instead of older ones is considered a more effective path to job creation. A new study suggests that it’s not that clear.
The clustering of artists at First Friday events highlights how affordability usually constrains small-scale art to less-prominent spaces.
According to a new study pulling numbers from 250 economic regions in Sweden, Norway, and Finland, it all depends on what kind of jobs are created.
Just a handful of large metro areas have been able to spread economic gains across all classes and races. What’s their secret?
Employment may have rebounded since the Great Recession, but the staggering regional gaps in both real wages and productivity are getting worse.
In honor of Bike to Work Day, we dug into where the largest share of these intrepid workers get to their jobs on two wheels.
An expert panel ponders how AI will change our lives.
Racial and ethnic diversity spurs economic progress; sameness spells economic segregation.
To identify business connections across cities, researchers gathered tweets and retweets using the hashtags #smallbiz and #entrepreneur.
Cities are at the heart of the inequality that divides the nation. They’re also the key to the solution.
Once the key driver of the American dream, the suburbs have reached the end of a long era of cheap growth. Now their advantages to economic mobility have nearly disappeared.
A discussion between Richard Florida, Jonathan Haidt, and the late Benjamin Barber about how how “rebel cities” can resist the Trump administration and create a new form of “urban sovereignty.”
Americans on the right have long argued for the “devolution” of power from the federal government to the states. With President Trump in office, Americans on the left should consider taking that idea further: devolving power to cities.
Edward Glaeser and Richard Florida take questions on the future of cities and how their thinking has changed.
A conversation between Ed Glaeser and Richard Florida on what urban policy needs to work towards in an uncertain future.