Jobs follow talent, not vice versa

Look at the image above… to an employer, that’s a potential gold mine.

“Keep your tax incentives and highway interchanges, we will go where the highly-skilled people are.” Carly Fiorina CEO, Hewlett-Packard

“What’s the secret to power hiring? Location, location, location. If you want to attract the right kind of people, it’s not enough to be the right kind of company. Your company needs to be in the right kind of place.” Richard Florida, author of The Creative Class

Those highly-skilled people Ms. Fiorina is talking about are affordable, energetic, internet-educated graduates and Gen Xers, and that audience is migrating to where the entertainment is high and the cost of living is low.

#1 on the list? Austin, Texas, the focus for tomorrow.