Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2005

Publication Title

The State of the Region: Hampton Roads 2005

Pages

42-49

Abstract

Professor Florida argues that highly mobile, creative individuals are the kingpins of modern economic growth. They are especially attracted to regions that offer diverse demographics, cultural opportunities, living styles and residential areas, as well as a tolerance of the uncommon. Hampton Roads does not fare well when measured against several of Florida’s variables. However, we test his hypotheses empirically and find they have only limited validity.

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