There's a correlation between how much people are engaged in the city in which they live and its economic growth. A Gallup study called it "The Soul of the Community" survey.

Apparently, there's more to making a city desirable than safety, good education and well-maintained roads.  

"Three magic ingredients that they found for citizen engagement and attachment and loyalty were aesthetics, how a place looks and feels; social offerings, what there is to do; and openness, which is how open and tolerant and accepting communities are of each other," Peter Kageyama said. 

Kageyama says the Gallup survey showed a direct link between the resident's passion for the city and its local GDP.  

Kageyama is coming to speak to Sacramento's Metro Edge group next week.  

He's also written a book called "For the Love of Cities."