the Central WI Cultureshed
It is smart economics to support local creatives. Think about the most attractive places to live. They all have strong creative classes and thriving arts scenes. Economist Richard Florida talks explicitly about the value of locally produced creative goods and services as a common attribute of communities that attract a strong workforce. And when those local goods thrive, they become exports and franchises that bring outside money back into our community. Buying local art is an easy way to develop our economy, strengthen our workforce, and improve our quality of life.
ECONOMIC IMPACT OF CREATIVITY
CREATE practices data-driven solutions proven to grow economies through investments in creativity. For a better understanding of the research motivating our work, click here to read our report: "The New Economy: How Creative Communities Attract Growth," co-written with the Central WI Economic Research Bureau.