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Business Insider recently published its list of America’s Top Innovative Cities, and Ann Arbor ranked #12.

According to the article:

Innovation analysts at 2thinknow released a list of the most innovative cities in the world. They evaluated 289 cities based on three factors: cultural assets, human infrastructure, and networked markets.

Cities were ranked on a one to ten scale in each category for a total possible index score of 30. Once index numbers were determined, cities were given the label of “node,” “nexus,” or “hub.”

Ann Arbor was ranked as an innovation hub.  The article describes that hub cities are the critical junctures of the innovation economy across multiple segments.