Design is playing an increasingly vital role in innovation, competitiveness and the determination of economic value. However, assessing the impact of design or isolating the design factor can be a challenge for a number of reasons. Design is an enabling discipline, and designers working with professionals from other disciplines add value to the process and to […]

Greater Miami has dramatically improved its ability to attract venture capital in 2013 over previous years, raking in more $300 million, ranking 16th among all U.S. metro regions. The broader Southern Florida (So-Flo) mega-region that includes not just Miami and its environs but Tampa (with $150 million plus in venture investment) and Orlando ($75 million in […]

High tech startups are taking an urban turn. Manhattan and Brooklyn, downtown San Francisco, and Santa Monica are all becoming tech hubs. Venture capitalists themselves have always been found in large financial centers. But, historically the high tech startups they funded were mainly, if not exclusively, located in suburban “nerdistans” — the sprawling office parks […]

by Richard Florida Cities have always been the natural economic units of the world. But over the past several decades, clusters of cities and city regions have grown outward and into each other, forming mega-regions. More than just a collection of cities or one giant city, a mega-region is greater than the sum of its parts. The […]

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In September 2012 the Martin Prosperity Institute partnered with the Institute for Competitiveness (the Indian partner of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at the Harvard Business School) to start the Prosperity Institute of India. The MPI contributes to this partnership by engaging in research with the objective to help enhance current and future prosperity […]