"... cities are characterized by a sense of place, beauty in the natural environment, a mixed -use transportation system, and a 24-hour life style. These are the characteristics that will attract the creativity and brainpower that undergird the new economy"
-- Steven Roulac
A significant change is being experienced in the American economy. Today commerce is composed of smokeless industries, high technology and service-sector businesses that are collectively referred to as the "New Economy." Companies are no longer tied to a specific location in order to achieve a competitive advantage.
As the main source of establishing wealth and economic growth, occupational recruits are now promoting their knowledge in place of physical labor.