Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2008

Degree Name

Master of Community and Regional Planning

Department

Community and Regional Planning

First Advisor

Riad G. Mahayni

Second Advisor

Susan Bradbury

Third Advisor

Paul Anderson

Abstract

The creative economy concept has recently become increasingly popular. Although the concept is popular and research is being conducted on it, there has been a lack of research on the creative economy in rural communities. This thesis attempts to determine the characteristics that define the creative economy in rural communities. Previous research found that creative workers prefer communities with certain characteristics which include technology, talent, tolerance, lifestyle, and authenticity/identity (Florida 2002). The results of this study indicate that rural creative communities in the Midwest tend to have higher percentages of residents with at least a bachelor's degree, more gay and lesbian households, higher percentages of high technology occupations, more patents issues from 1990 to 1999, and more art, entertainment and design occupations and establishments.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-16581

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Brad Robert Schmidt

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI1453173

OCLC Number

256490059

ISBN

9780549544012

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

117 pages

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