Which Indicators Explain Metropolitan Economic Performance Best? Traditional or Creative Class

  title={Which Indicators Explain Metropolitan Economic Performance Best? Traditional or Creative Class},
  author={Mary M. Donegan and Joshua Drucker and Harvey Goldstein and Nichola Lowe and Emil Malizia},
  journal={Journal of the American Planning Association},
  pages={180 - 195}
Problem: As Richard Florida's writings about the creative class garnered attention across the globe, planners and local government officials responded by enacting policies to attract and retain creative workers, often favoring spending for amenity and lifestyle attractions over more established economic development approaches. It is not clear, however, if the presence of these workers drives regional growth and development as effectively as more traditionally accepted place-based and… 

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