Gabe contributes to CityLab analysis on diversity of creative class

Todd Gabe, an economics professor at the University of Maine, was mentioned in the CityLab article, “Mapping the diversity of the creative class,” by Richard Florida, co-founder and editor at large of CityLab and a senior editor at The Atlantic. Florida, who previously covered the black and white racial divide in the creative class, turned more broadly to the racial and ethnic diversity of the creative class — the nearly 50 million American workers, who make up roughly a third of the United States workforce, spanning science and tech; business and management workers; and arts, design, and cultural creativity, according to the article. To aid his analysis, Florida used numbers compiled by Gabe for all 350-plus U.S. metro areas based on data from the American Community Survey by the U.S. Census, the article states.