An Indianapolis Star Quiz for You
Topic: Indianapolis Living
Quick, what's the connection between these four recent Indy Star stories? Can you spot the problem here?
Study: Indiana still lags much of nation in tech economy
"If Indiana were a technology student in a world that hired only those with doctorates, it would be a high school dropout headed back, midlife, for its GED."
Economist's view: State in doldrums
"The outlook for the Indianapolis-area economy has gone from tepid to anemic, with the real value of homes and household incomes slipping and Indianapolis falling behind national averages."
Coming up: a social hub for up-and-comers
Article about the dearth of meeting places for young twenty and thirty somethings, because there are so few people moving to Indiana and there are not enough organically produced social scenes.
GOP lawmakers want schools to teach 'intelligent design'
"Indianapolis school officials said they haven't heard from parents who want intelligent design added to the curriculum. 'There has been no interest or discussion by our parents with the administration regarding the intelligent design concept,' said Willie Giles, Indianapolis Public Schools associate superintendent."
Did you make the connection? Think maybe the problems in the first three articles are related to the fourth one? Considering that at least one young technology-employed resident exclaimed "I swear if they pass this bill I'm leaving the state" after reading the fourth article, I'd say there's a connection.
I wonder why young, technology-oriented people aren't interested in moving to Indianapolis, or why the corporations that employ them don't see Indianapolis as a desirable city to base their businesses in?
The Rise of the Creative Class: "According to conventional economic theory, workers settle in those cities that offer them the highest-paying jobs in their fields. But creative-class workers, Mr. Florida says, are more particular: they choose cities for their tolerant environments and diverse populations as well as good jobs."
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