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Lansing Region named 16th Brainiest City in the Nation
Posted: June 07, 2012 - 5:00 PM
LANSING – It was announced today that the Lansing region came in 16th on the list of America’s Brainiest Cities by the placemaking publication, The Atlantic Cities. The criteria for this ranking differed from previous lists of this nature using cognitive capacity as a key metric. A software program called Lumonsity tracked performance in memory, process speed, flexibility, attention and problem solving of more than one million users to collect their data.
Charlottesville, VA, Madison, WI, Austin, TX, Boston, MA, Pittsburgh, PA, and many more appear on the list after the data was compiled. The Lansing region has continually appeared amongst some of these communities in rankings similar to this. “Higher cognitive performance scores, not surprisingly, were also associated with higher rates of innovation, greater concentrations of high-tech industry and high per capita incomes,” noted the report.
“It seems every month the Lansing region climbs back onto the national stage, leading the way in economic development for the state of Michigan. This is just another bright sign of our successful efforts,” said Bob Trezise, President and CEO of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP).
Read the full report here, America’s Brainiest Cities.