Talent clusters and the economy of the future

Feb 20, 2012

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A emerging theory suggests that clusters of creative talent might be the determining factor between regions whose economies flourish and those that fall behind. We explore how these ideas, brought to the fore by Richard Florida's book "The Rise of the Creative Class," are playing out across the country. We also find out how mid-Missouri fares as a creative place.

 

Panelists:
Kelsey Meyer, vice president for Digital Talent Agents. She’s also involved with theLeague of Innovators, a group that works to connect mid-Missouri entrepreneurs.

Chris Stevens, manager of the City of Columbia’s Office of Cultural Affairs 

Steven Pedigo, director of research for Creative Class Group, a consulting firm that advises communities on how to attract creative workers. (Joining the program by phone)