Last Updated Oct 13, 2010 10:29 AM EDT
You're looking for a vibrant city with good employment opportunities across a variety of industries and plenty of interesting people to meet. Where should you head? Creative class guru Richard Florida has offered suggestions with his book Who's Your City?, or of course you can let the numbers of job openings in a city or pundits' predictions of the next boom towns guide you. But now you also have another source of information to consider. Australian think tank 2thinknow has just released its annual ranking of the top 100 most innovative global cities.
So what does their list suggest? If you're American, immigration papers may be in order. Of the top 20 cities, only three are in the US, though (surprisingly to me) Boston did take the top spot. Here's the list:
- New York
- San Francisco
- Hong Kong
If you're uninterested in dealing with immigration lawyers, a list of the top 15 US cities can be found here. Did any of the cities on the list (or left off of it) surprise you?
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