Seattle ranks among most innovative cities in U.S.on October 19, 2011 @ 1:09 pm (Updated: 3:21 pm - 10/19/11 )
In research published by 2ThinkNow and in a report by 24/7 Wall St, Seattle is more innovative than Philadelphia and Los Angeles. But when it comes to new and creative thinking - New York City, San Francisco, and Boston have us beat.
The list is based on factors such as education and cultural assets.
The research firm cataloged the largest cities in the world and ranks them by "their ability to generate ideas." Indicators of idea generation include large education resources, cultural assets like music, sports and languages, and a research and development base.
The cities must also be networked with other innovative markets.
The Emerald City ranks sixth in the amount of patents granted per city. The report also indicates that the presence of Microsoft, Boeing, and Amazon gives Seattle an edge.
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