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 […]

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This Insight is the seventh in the Martin Prosperity Institute’s continuing Geography of Class and Education Insight series. The two metros examined this week are Cleveland and Austin, which as in many of the previous posts provide a great juxtaposition to each other. While both metros have similar populations, the City of Cleveland has been […]