Arctic Yearbook 2014 - Page 158

158 Arctic Yearbook 2014 concentration of bohemians useful to explain the attractiveness of cities to the talent (Florida 2002). However, in the Arctic there is a visible disconnect (i.e. the lack of correlation) between educational attainment (TI) and other creative capital indices. This indicates that creativity in the Arctic may manifest itself in the forms that are not necessarily associated with formal education. In addition, in the Canadian North indices designed to account for Aboriginal population perform better than generic ones (Table 2). Table 2: Correlation Matrix of Creative Capital Indices, Canadian Territories*** TI TI TPI ASI TPI ASI BI LI EI 1 .632* .497** -.059 .322 .396* 1 .511** -.022 .345 .203 1 .-.073 .132 .233 1 .429* .611** 1 .669** BI LI EI 1 * Correlation is significant at the 0.05 level (2-tailed); ** correlation is significant at the 0.01 level (2-tailed), *** see notations in Table 1. Evidence suggests that the associations among indices closely resemble those at the national level, thus indicating that the creative class ‘logic’ is applicable to peripheral areas. The consistence of associations shows that the major relationships are upheld, and the behavior of the creative class metrics is very much alike the rest of the country. The creative capital in the periphery shows signs of the intergroup clustering (among LI, BI, EI and ASI) and association in the same manner as at the national scale (Petrov 2007). The final ranking of northern Canadian concinnities was derived by combining equally weighted rankings of the individual creative class indices (TI, LI, EI, BI and ASI). A group of leading communities emerged at the top of the rating: Iqaluit, Yellowknife, Rankin Inlet, Cambridge Bay, Whitehorse, Norman Wells and Cape Dorset, most of them are regional centers in the Territories. In sum, the analysis of the creative class structure provides evidence of both intergroup clustering and disproportions. The North most seriously lacks the entrepreneurship and leadership components of the creative class: only a few northern communities have a considerable entrepreneurial class. Case Study 2: Creative Capital in Alaska The second case study was devoted to Alaska’s 27 boroughs. Overall it found the higher-thanexpected levels of the creative capital accumulation in Alaska (although still quite low compared to the continental U.S. creative hubs). The Talent Index (TI) is