Global competition faces us with new rules and an ever changing scenario. The ability to com- pete and prosper in the global economy goes beyond trade in goods and services and flows of capital and investment. Instead, it increasingly turns on the ability of nations to attract, retain and develop creative people, because creativity is what drives economic growth today.
This report extends the concepts and indicators introduced in The Rise of the Creative Class and in Europe in the Creative Age to the Swedish regional context. It analyses Swedish regions and cities’ competitiveness in the new Creati- ve Economy by building indicators that capture their performances on the dimensions of Talent, Technology and Tolerance – the “3Ts” of econo- mic development. The results emerging from the research illuminate us about the profound social and economic transformation that has been taking place in Sweden during the past fifteen years.
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