Thursday, August 08, 2013

Lena Dunham Wants Brooklyn to Be More Like Chattanooga

The Sirens call of Chattanooga seduces Lena Dunham at Pacific Standard magazine.

Theme: Economic convergence of innovation.

Subject Article: "Lena Dunham Teaches Us Why A Comptroller Matters."

Other Links: 1. "Rust Belt Population Fetish."
2. "Find a New City."
3. "San Antonio And Innovation Convergence."
4. "How the Recession Made Me a Gentrifier in My Home Town."
5. "About Chattanooga."
6. "About the Gig City."
7. "Public Library begins new path for technology and digital initiatives."

Postscript: Yes, Chattanooga is much cheaper than Brooklyn or San Jose. In the grand scheme of things, I doubt that impacts talent migration. Big fish, small pond does. Even if Lena Dunham could figure out how to make Brooklyn more affordable, the next Patti Smith would still prefer Chattanooga. Simply put, there's better opportunity.

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