Arctic Yearbook 2014 - Page 155

155   Arctic Yearbook 2014   Figure 1. Creative Capital Characteristics of Arctic Regions As seen in Figure 2, Arctic cities demonstrate varying degrees of ‘talent’ concentration. Some are certainly ‘creative hot spots:’ for example, Anadyr’s TI (1.72) that is comparable to Moscow’s (1.79). Very high TI is also recorded in other regional (and national) capitals both in Russia and across the Arctic, including Salekhard, Yakutsk, Umea, Magadan, Juneau, Yellowknife, Tromsø, and Reykjavik. Another large cluster of highly educated labor force is observed in Yamal-Nenets Okrug: in addition to Salekhard, Novy Urengoy and Nadym have TI above 1.4. This may reflect the influx of educated labor migrants in the last decade as TIs in these cities exhibited substantial growth in TI between 2002 and 2010. These observations should not disguise a wide gap in educational attainment (and thus TI) between urban and