Economic Prospects Report Berlin Tops Germany for 'Creative Class'

Social tolerance, technological development and a bank of talent are proven factors in determining the economic success of a region. A new study ranks Berlin at the top, suggesting the economically weak city may soon be poised for a boom driven by the creative class.

Talent, Technology, Tolerance - All States at A Glance

* Category takes into account the highly qualified "creative class" and creative workers
** Measures research and development expenditures, as well as the per capita number of standard and high-technology patents
*** Incorporates the percentage of immigrants, the percentage of voters for extreme-right parties, the acceptance of xenophobic statements, as well as the "Bohemian Index"
Source: Berlin Institute for Population and Development