One Reason It's So Hard to Become a 'Creative Superstar City'

"A new study finds that cities with successful “creative economies” must have robust non-creative industries, too... [The study] shows the American metros with economies closest to what the researchers call “the ultimate creative economy,” one in which a city specializes in all 800 creative occupations. (Of course, no such economy actually exists.) Topping the list is greater Boston, followed by Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. Seattle is fourth and Portland, Oregon, fifth. Los Angeles, the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul, San Diego, Denver and, perhaps surprisingly, Baltimore round out the top 10."