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are very similar to those reported for the Canadian northern communities.
The evidence from the correlation matrix (Table 3) supports the notion of creative synergy (Petrov
2008) that different groups of the creative capital are clustered in space. ASI, BI, LI and EI are
strongly correlated. Four creative class groups attract each other and reinforce region’s innovative
potential. Separated or disjoined, these components are much less powerful or even fruitless,
because regional development (or a ‘new path creation’) may require simultaneous deployment of
various modes of creativity and types of innovation.
Table 3: Correlation Matrix of Creative Capital Indices, Alaska***
* Correlation is significant at the 0.05 level (2-tailed); ** correlation is significan ]H