Which large metros are the leaders in media, arts and design? Who leads in research and science?
For this week’s "By the Numbers," we have taken another pass at the top talent clusters for large metros. In doing so, we have listed the top three metros for every creative talent cluster. To rank these, we’ve examined three 2005 criteria:
- Size of labor force: How many individuals are working in each talent cluster? Metros with larger employment numbers received a higher score.
- LQ: How specialized or concentrated is a metro in a talent cluster? Metros with a higher LQ or specialization received a higher score.
- Salary: Which metros have the highest cluster salary? Metros with higher salaries were awarded a higher score.
Granted, we can refine these criteria and look at the increases over time. However, this basic approach provides a quick look at the top talent clusters:
In the weeks ahead, we will examine the top medium, mid-sized, and small metros for creative clusters.
Georgetown graduate Jim Kaminski assisted with this post.
posted by Steven