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

Talent-Index * Technology-Index ** Tolerance-Index *** TTT-Total Index
Berlin 135 97 184 143
Hamburg 122 80 183 133
Baden-Wurttemberg 105 188 107 131
Bavaria 100 157 101 117
Hesse 116 101 110 109
Bremen 96 60 137 101
North Rhine-Westphalia 99 69 118 98
Lower Saxony 93 94 94 94
Rhineland-Palatinate 95 72 91 86
Schleswig-Holstein 94 47 101 83
Saarland 85 38 90 73
Saxony 93 66 35 62
Brandenburg 86 37 57 60
Thuringia 84 54 37 56
Saxony-Anhalt 77 30 55 54
Mecklenburg-West Pomerania 76 33 51 53
* 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