Richard Florida Encourages Iowa's 'Creative Economy'
Iowa has three cities in the top ten of Richard Florida's "Creativity Index." So, the Department of Cultural Affairs invited Richard to lead a lively discussion of how having lots of creative people in an urban area can provide economic benefit.
Called an "Unconference", this event held in the snowy month of March, 2003, drew together an unlikely mix of business patriarchs, artisans, musicians, and state leaders, all interested in seeing how arts and economics interact.
Living in Iowa samples the saavy conversations, including a new slant on Iowa's "brain drain."