So as I noted yesterday at GDC, part of what intrigued me was aggressive recruiting by groups employed by or part of their nation's governments to recruit gaming talent and companies. I mentioned the Canadian group, the Scottish group, and others. All were quite nice people, and many got a kick out of the fact that I actually tracked economic issues, and I had some great conversations.
I'm such an econogeek I actually had a discussion of the possibilities of Scotland using the pitch of dual urban-rural lifestyles to attract young talent, and had a discussion of Canadian entrepreneurship with the Canadian contingent (it's quite an entrepreneurial country).
This and recents article by Richard Florida on changing immigration had me thinking: