Arts and Economic Development: Build Your Local Economy with Creativity
Integrating arts and culture in local economic development and planning strategies has proven to pay dividends to cities and towns large and small across New England by boosting visitation, aiding in the revitalization of downtown centers, increasing the tax base and municipal revenue, retaining one’s creative workforce, and adding distinctiveness to planning projects.
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This workshop will provide an opportunity to hear from creative economy professionals, connect with your peers, discuss the ups and downs of adopting a cultural development agenda, test assumptions, be introduced to the development of cultural districts in other states, and learn more about the creative economy and the opportunity for economic and community growth in your community.
Who should attend: Economic Development Practitioners and Commissioners, City Planners, Municipal Officials, Regional and local economic development and planning agencies, Regional Arts Organizations, and municipal arts commissions.
This workshop is presented by the Connecticut Office of the Arts, Department of Economic and Community Development and the Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition.