by Ryan Streeter on August 7, 2012. Follow Ryan on Twitter.
My second paper with GMF looks at “geographies of opportunity” in America and Europe. In the paper I write:
At first glance, Dallas, Houston, Stockholm, and Stuttgart might seem like an odd grouping, but they have one thing in common: they are the only four Western cities in the Brookings Global MetroMonitor’s list of the 40 strongest metro economies worldwide.1 Given that 95 percent of the slowest growing largest metro economies in the world are in North America and Europe, the fact that these four Western cities are in the top fifth is noteworthy.
Read the whole thing to learn about what sets these four cities apart.