I will do no such thing, CNN.
I grew up in the DC metro area. It's a horrible place, don't ever move there. Where SF has an entrepreneurship draw and LA has a fame draw and NY has a money draw, DC has a power draw. People literally move there so they can take their shot at being the best Machiavellian sonofabitch they can be. There aren't any brainiacs around there. Some very smart people, sure, but no brainiacs.
*edit: the high prevalence of degrees also means that B.S./B.A. degrees have almost no weight. You'll commonly see the phenomenon of multiple degrees, multiple masters, very young PhDs...just so you can get noticed in the crowd. People seem to go to school forever out here.
The only reason for one of us to go there is if we're worried about age discrimination and want to solve it by getting a serious clearance and the work that goes with them. There's also a fair amount of space work in the area, but telecom in the area died pretty hard when that sector crashed early last decade.
Intelligent people have a tendency to educate themselves, the education doesn't make them smart.
Additionally, while Florida is still mostly known for its gigantic tourism industry, there are newer industries popping up throughout central florida. Biotech is quite large in Orlando, and additionally optics is quite big throughout central florida (Tampa and Orlando).
So I think in the future, the trend will be towards more education in florida.
I did not realize UCF was that new. I'm guessing USF is probably not that old either.
I've only lived up in north Florida (tallahassee) while in college at FSU and that town is almost 30% students so that number doesn't match my experience in the state. I think that holds for Gainsville and Jacksonville too albeit, Jax it's mostly due to the type of industries there.
Is this article suggesting that cities have a sort of "maturation" process whereby the city attracts smarter people the older it gets?