Arctic Yearbook 2014
Figure 1. Creative Capital Characteristics of Arctic Regions
As seen in Figure 2, Arctic cities demonstrate varying degrees of ‘talent’ concentration. Some are
certainly ‘creative hot spots:’ for example, Anadyr’s TI (1.72) that is comparable to Moscow’s (1.79).
Very high TI is also recorded in other regional (and national) capitals both in Russia and across the
Arctic, including Salekhard, Yakutsk, Umea, Magadan, Juneau, Yellowknife, Tromsø, and Reykjavik.
Another large cluster of highly educated labor force is observed in Yamal-Nenets Okrug: in addition
to Salekhard, Novy Urengoy and Nadym have TI above 1.4. This may reflect the influx of educated
labor migrants in the last decade as TIs in these cities exhibited substantial growth in TI between
2002 and 2010.
These observations should not disguise a wide gap in educational attainment (and thus TI) between