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Ranking creativity Southeast Iowa counties fare OK in study rating best places for creative people to thrive
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2 October 2008
On 2 October 2008 The Hawk Eye reported:
In a recent economics study, Jefferson County, home to Maharishi University of Management, ranked in the top ten most creative and prosperous places to live in Iowa. The study illustrates 'how progressive, innovative, risk-taking communities often are the most vibrant, attractive, and likely to grow.'
It is a joy for Global Good News service to feature this news, which indicates the success of the life-supporting programmes Maharishi has designed to bring
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The Hawk Eye reported, 'A University of Iowa economics professor has released a ranking of all 99 Iowa counties on a Creativity Index based on the one developed by economist Richard Florida, author of the national bestseller ''The Rise of the Creative Class''.'
The book says that the economy of the United States will be 'knowledge-based and driven by creative people'. Therefore, the communites that have the most creative people can expect their future to be prosperous.
The Hawk Eye reported, 'Florida measured counties for their creativity in three categories: technology, talent and tolerance, which measures an area's racial integration and the number of people who work as authors, artists, dancers, musicians or [in] similar artistic professions.'
In his creative study, economics professor John Solow in the Tippie College of Business at University of Iowa found that the most creative counties in Iowa had either an urban population centre or a major university.
Jefferson County has both. It is the county seat of Fairfield, which has a steadily growing population of people who practicse Transcendental Meditation, and is the home of Maharishi University of Management.
Fairfield also has an arts and convention centre, which draws creative people to southeast Iowa.
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