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Where Does the Creative Class Move?

D.C., Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Houston, and Dallas draw those with "symbolic knowledge."
Where are creatives taking to the road?
Where are creatives taking to the road?Flickr/La Citta Vita

America’s economic and social fabric has been remade over time through a series of great migrations: settlers heading west; farmers and new immigrants to great industrial centers; blacks from the rural South to the urban North; the middle class from the urban centers to the suburbs; and more recently, from an ongoing dual migration of the skilled and less skilled I dubbed “the means migration.”

But which metros have proven best at attracting the creative class, the roughly 40 million workers (a third of the U.S. workforce) whose occupations span science and technology; arts, design, media and entertainment; and the knowledge-based professions, like medicine and law?