For this week’s "By the Numbers," we examine the top talent clusters for medium-sized metros (500K-Million). Just as we did last week for large metros, we list the top three medium-sized regions for each cluster.
We ranked metros on three static criteria (2005):
- 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.
Thanks again to Jim Kaminski for his database expertise.
posted by: steven