While there is much to applaud about the recent revival of American industry, manufacturing is simply insufficient to help revive lagging industrial regions or power the job creation the nation so badly needs.
High-tech industries have flourished in the suburban office parks that are so ubiquitous in Silicon Valley, North Carolina’s Research Triangle and other “nerdistans.” But in recent years, high-tech has been taking a decidedly urban turn. Drawn by amenities and talent, tech firms are opting for cities.
Transcript for Big Think interview with Richard Florida on the ever-widening gap between creative workers and service workers, and what businesses should do about it.
By Martin Kenney and Richard Florida, Hitotsubashi Journal of Commerce and Management – Dec 1989