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The Confluence Cast: Futurist Rebecca Ryan

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Futurist Rebecca Ryan

As we navigate change, how can we create actionable plans for the future? Futurist Rebecca Ryan has a few ideas. Based in Madison, Wisconsin, her past work in Columbus led to the advent of the city’s young professional initiatives. We discussed the work of a futurist, the tangible things that can be done to improve […]

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Interview: Richard Florida on Columbus and the “New Urban Crisis”

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: Richard Florida on Columbus and the “New Urban Crisis”

Richard Florida, the well-known researcher, professor and author of the book “The Rise of the Creative Class,” has been chronicling the return-to-the-city movement since its beginnings in the 1980s. He’s been an advocate for a new type of economic development focused on creativity and innovation, and has spoken approvingly of the impact of the knowledge […]

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Columbus Ranked #8 US City for Economic Growth

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Ranked #8 US City for Economic Growth

The US Bureau of Economic Analysis released new data last week that takes an updated look at the current state of economic output generated by individual US metro areas. Columbus ranked at #8 on the list with a 3.3% GDP growth since 2012, which is nearly double the 1.7% national average. “The metros where economic output […]

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Richard Florida to Speak in Columbus about our Creative Economy

Walker Evans Walker Evans Richard Florida to Speak in Columbus about our Creative Economy

Richard Florida has become a household name in urbanist circles following his coining of the term “creative class” in 2002. His ideas about the creative economies of urban places has changed the way many leaders think about economic development and human capital. In addition to being an author and thought leader on these topics, Florida […]

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Update on “Brain Drain” from Richard Florida

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Author and Creative Class Guru Richard Florida recently penned an article for The Atlantic that provides a national update on the much-discussed “brain drain” issue, where the young and the talented are migrating to specific regions for specific reasons. This new update from 2005 to 2009 is interesting as it showcases a changing trend. The […]

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