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The Creative Economy Haliburton Highlands A Natural Work of Art
Since 1968 the Haliburton School of The Arts at theFleming College, Haliburton Campus has evolvedinto one of the largest art colleges in the country: • 4,000 full and part-time students annually. • 15 full-time jobs • Employs over 150 artists and part-time faculty
A vibrant community with a wide range of arts and culture activities for all ages
PLACE MATTERSQuality of place andlifestyle amenities arecompetitive advantages todevelop the creativeeconomy.
A vibrant community with a wide range of artsand culture activities for all ages is key for:attracting newresidents,attracting newprofessionals andbusinesses,attracting business inthe technology sector.
Creativity is key for thesuccess of businesses in a rural economy
Number of Employers by Employee Size Range December 2008 to June 2010 Haliburton CountySource: Statistics Canada, Canadian Business Patterns
• Highlight successful businesses in the creative economy sector in Haliburton County.• Connect with people who already have an attachment to Haliburton County who are working in the creative economy.• Let them know about the resources and opportunities that exist in the County.• Encourage them to do more of their business here or move their business here.• Work with the County and OEEDC to spread the word that Haliburton is a great place for people who work in the creative economy to live and to work.