Building creative businesses

Saturday, April 30, 2005

Creative industries represent and important economic development opportunity. Places like Savannah, Vermont and Louisiana are seeing creative industries as an important wealth generator.

Add Cleveland and Sarasota to the list.

In Cleveland in September, CoolCleveland is launching the Ingenuity festival: a fusion of art and technology. Read more.

In Sarasota, Ringling School of Art and Design and the Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County are combining to present a business summit in October. Read more.

We can learn a lot from the Europeans on the connection of creative industries to economic development. They made the connection about five years ago. In many cities, creative industries are now part of the main stream. Explore, for example, the web site for Creative London.

posted by Ed Morrison |

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