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It's all about economic clusters - Understanding how some cities have transformed shows why focusing on the little things can help struggling places survive and thrive.

November 11, 2016View for printing

Today's globalized, technology-powered economy rewards deep pools of specialized, highly skilled talent. It rewards access to global networks, both physical, like international airports, and those linking human capital. What's more, the talent needed in these industries is attracted to "thick" labor markets -- those with both many job openings and a deep labor pool to compete for them -- to high-amenity environments and increasingly, though not exclusively, to dynamic urban neighborhoods.

by Aaron M. Renn

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