Our Team

Developing pioneering strategies for business, government, and community competitiveness, the Creative Class Group is comprised of next-generation thinkers and strategists who offer organizations and regions access to leading-edge knowledge, trends, research, consulting, education, and professional development worldwide.

The Creative Class Group

Richard Florida


Rana Florida

Chief Executive Officer

Patrick Adler

Research Director

Taner Osman

Research Director

Project Collaborators

Christian Unverzagt


Chris Benfield

Architecture and Importance of Place

Zoltan Acs

Public Policy, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

Ajay Agrawal

Strategy, Innovation and Creativity

Don Carter

Urban Design and Development

Richard DiFrancesco

Economic Modeling and Impact Analysis

Chris Leinberger

Metropolitan Land Use Development

this is invaluable for aiding us as we work with our regions on marketplace mapping and opportunity sizing. Thanks for everything.

Penny EricsonVP/GM, Jack Purcell/Converse