The State of the Region: Hampton Roads 2013
Richard Florida’s “creative class” theory of why cities and regions grow is popular, but does not explain the world as well as traditional theories that focus on human capital and technology. This chapter recommends speciﬁc policies for our region that are more likely than Florida’s to stimulate economic growth and critiques several hot, current policy issues.
Regional Studies Institute, Old Dominion University, "Part 8: OK, Now What Should We Do? Is It Richard Florida's "Creative Classes" or Instead "Back to Basics" That Should Guide Our Future Regional Economic Growth?" (2013). State of the Region Reports: Hampton Roads. 51.