Creative Middle Child…

…that rarely attracts wider notice.

So what is the magic ingredient that makes a city successful? Bettencourt says that it is likely to lie with factors that are hard to quantify, such as the kind of creative thinking that top-flight universities encourage. Investments such as tax breaks for new businesses and better infrastructure can help, but town planners should not bet on such measures bringing about short-term success, he says: politicians who have to deliver results over only a few years just have to sit tight and be patient.

Other less-heralded places, like Minneapolis, emerge as unusually successful.

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