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CityLab: Financial Impact of the Fashion Capitals

 

CityLab’s analysis has proven to be influential worldwide.

 

The places with a disproportionate impact on what gets made, admired, and sold.

In this vastly influential study, CityLabs used GLM’s Rankings to strengthen their economic survey that helps define, not only the top fashion powerhouses of the USA, but also provides a ‘blueprint’ for those on steep growth curves.

Top 20 Large Metros for Fashion Designers

Rank Metro No. of Total Fashion Designers Median Hourly Earnings Location Quotient
1 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 6,825 $34.40 4.84
2 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 3,641 $33.75 3.82
3 Columbus, OH 518 $26.69 3.37
4 Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, TN 282 $30.59 2.13
5 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 540 $35.13 1.55
6 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 239 $27.65 1.36
7 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 262 $29.39 1.11
8 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 329 $30.29 1.10
9 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 160 $22.13 0.97
10 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 107 $25.27 0.95
11 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 147 $27.55 0.94
12 Jacksonville, FL 87 $30.67 0.89
13 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 343 $28.33 0.84
14 Raleigh-Cary, NC 71 $27.90 0.81
15 Kansas City, MO-KS 118 $22.79 0.72
16 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 62 $29.65 0.71
17 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 63 $30.90 0.70
18 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 256 $25.82 0.67
19 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 136 $22.75 0.63
20 Memphis, TN-MS-AR 64 $33.25 0.62

Table data courtesy of EMSI

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