States and the Creative Economy

Posted:  February 19, 2010 at 5:19 pm

Every state strives to support the prosperity and productivity of its people and its communities. Economic forces of all kinds—from the decline in manufacturing and agriculture, to the recent recession, to an increasingly mobile and older population—are prompting states to seek innovative economic development strategies that produce results. An increasing number of states are recognizing a creative sector approach as a useful and timely part of the solution to a changing economy.

A mounting base of evidence and experience demonstrates that there are many reasons for states to pursue creative economy initiatives. These policy rationales encompass everything from traditional economic benefits, to tourism and community revitalization, to cross-sector partnerships and civic engagement. Read More…

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