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July 31, 2004

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About the Show

Cities are on a continual quest to catch the next big wave of economic development. Two of the trends generating the most buzz these days are the creative class and the creative economy.

Economist Joe Cortright has been exploring how cities can attract and retain a key segment of the creative class. He calls them "The Young and the Restless,"Êhighly mobile, college-educated 25-34 year-olds. They are, he's found, an important economic engine for cities, and he joins us to tell us what he's found.

Garrett Kimberly is Program Manager with theÊ. He is helping New England communities build their creative clusters for economic gain.

We'll talk about how cities can capitalize on the Young and the Restless and the creative economy today onÊ"Smart City."

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