"The new striving energy in smaller cities like San Antonio, Jacksonville, and Indianapolis is remarkable. Whether or not these cities ranked high on the VI, they are clearly on the move upward with a sense of self-discovery and identity." Creative Cities International, LLC's Vitality Index is a cultural impact study that models the human experience of each city at its heart.
What This Index Means For Jacksonville
It is our hope that the Vitality Index ranking will give guidance to cities to continue to support programs and policies that are clearly - and verifiably - enriching the lives of their citizens in economic and cultural ways and also give them pause about pursuing policies that dont or wont.
Source: http://www.creativecities.org/VI exec summary 071811.pdf