Thursday, February 17, 2005
Art & Sculpture by dave k beckwith
From Creative Loafing, Charlotte we find that Charlotte is still find it's medium...cool.
M E D I U M C O O L
And the search for the creative class
BY DAVID WALTERS
Much hot air has been expended recently trying to decide if Charlotte's "cool" enough to attract the hip, young professionals who are touted to be the great wealth producers of the next generation.
This "creative class" (so named by economics professor Richard Florida) comprises the young "knowledge workers" in key sectors of the economy who set the pace of change in our digitally rich world. It's easy to lampoon Charlotte's eternal hunger for recognition, but there's a serious point at the heart of this debate.