Creatives have flocked to the Queen City over the past 12 years

Thanks to increasingly unaffordable housing in established creative hubs like San Francisco and New York City, along with an improvement in the economies of cities in the Rustbelt and Sunbelt, inland metro areas like Cincinnati are attracting more college grads and members of the creative class: people in education, healthcare, law, arts, tech, science, and business.

Between 2005 and 2017, Cincinnati’s creative class has grown 19.6 percent, coming in third just behind Salt Lake City (No. 1) and Pittsburgh (No. 2) for fastest growth.

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