Monday, April 28, 2008
Nashville's Brainpower Index
Nashvillians know "it's what's under the hat that counts." But, is Nashville at a Brainpower disadvantage? Music City has won more kudos! than most cities for its entrepreneurship, quality of life, affordability, e-government and other features. Nonetheless, earlier this month, American City Business Journals' latest brainpower index found Nashville ranked 59th, wedged-in between Cincinnati and Providence, R.I. ACBJ Reporter Scott Thomas pointed us to his methodology, here, which penalizes cities with soaring high-school dropout rates and low per-capita college degrees. Even being the home of state government and host to more than a dozen colleges and universities didn't offset our Achilles heel, K-12 education. ACBJ owns Nashville Business Journal. Top spot in this ranking? Madison (the one in Wisconsin).