My latest post is online over at The Midwesterner, the blog of Richard Longworth and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. It’s called “The Midwest’s Creative Winter.” It is co-authored with Carl Wohlt.
Fast Company recently issued its 100 Most Creative People in Business list for 2010. Out of 100, the Midwest only placed six. The South only placed seven. While you can quibble with magazine rankings, the results of this survey are fully consistent with many others done in recent years. The Midwest is a laggard of a region. Our piece briefly explores the implications of this.
One again, I’ll encourage you to check out Longworth’s blog, which is a must read for anyone in the Midwest.