2. McNair Ctr data on indicators of innovation & entrepreneurship in these areas such as clinical trials, patents, NIH, SBIR, VC investment, location of startup firms, etc.
Specific comparisons might be illustrative. For example, in Atlanta, what are the differences historically and currently about the neighborhoods near Emory and Georgia Tech versus those near Spelman and Morehouse .
Story on Rice Management Co.'s development of Rice Village as high-end retail: https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2017/07/07/retailers-strive-to-be-near-houstons-most-affluent.html