October 4, 2016
A new analysis of the world’s largest cities identified seven distinct types of economies including finance-driven, gateway, and knowledge capitals. And, according to the study, performed by Brookings Institution, the U.S. is a veritable beehive of knowledge capitals.
The study, “Redefining Global Cities: The Seven Types of Global Metro Economies,” sought to compare metros and cities based on 22 economic measures and 13 others that gauged innovation, talent and infrastructure. Knowledge capitals in the U.S. included Washington DC, Dallas, Boston, and Austin.
Additionally, 16 U.S. regional centers had a globally significant economic niche; these included Columbus, OH, Detroit, Kansas City, Miami, FL, Phoenix and San Antonio.
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