Vermont’s Office of the Creative Economy
Supporting Creativity, Innovation
and Entrepreneurship in the Green Mountains
Ver...
Goals
Introduce the Office
Share key ideas shaping our work
Start the conversation
- Learn from your experience
- Identify...
Origins
“The office of the creative economy is
created within the agency of commerce
and community development in order to...
MANUFACTURING
FOOD PRODUCTS
SPORTS AND REC
ENERGY AND ENV

BIOSCIENCES

WEB SERVICES
Mission
“The Office shall provide business,
networking, and technical support to
establish, grow, and attract enterprises
...
Focus
Film and new media
Software and game development
Advertising and new media
Manufacturing arts
Arts and cultural orga...
Industries

Occupations

For-profit
Companies
Sole proprietorships
Freelancers
Independents

E
IV

Non-profit
Museums
Libr...
Starts to look like...
2,591 creative businesses
Employ 7,854 Vermonters
4.78 percent of businesses
L
E of workforce
RA
Em...
What’s missing...
Software, web services, games, etc
Independent workforce, freelancers
Education and training
E
IV

R
C

...
Key Activities
Networking
Marketing and promotion
Technical assistance
Research

* Policy advisory, policy development
=

+
Economic Growth
Incentive

Procurement Technical
Assistance
Research
Creative economy benchmarking
Best practices
Trends

* Policy advisory, policy development
The ecosystem is the conversation...

Growth support

Growth incentives, venture finance

Startup finance and support
Angels...
Let’s discuss
How are you involved in advancing
Vermont’s creative economy?
What role do you see for State in helping
to a...
Connect
@VermontOCE
facebook.com/vermontoce
vermontoce.tumblr.com
instagram.com/vermontoce
youtube.com/vermontoce
Thank You!
Lars Hasselblad Torres
802-917-1788
lars.torres@state.vt.us
@VermontOCE
Supporting Vermont's Creative Economy
Supporting Vermont's Creative Economy
Supporting Vermont's Creative Economy
Supporting Vermont's Creative Economy
Supporting Vermont's Creative Economy
Supporting Vermont's Creative Economy
Supporting Vermont's Creative Economy
Supporting Vermont's Creative Economy
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Overview of Vermont's creative legacy, a brief introduction to the Office of the Creative Economy, a description of Vermont's creative economy as presently defined, and opportunities for support.

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February 25, 2014

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Supporting Vermont's Creative Economy

  1. 1. Vermont’s Office of the Creative Economy Supporting Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Green Mountains Vermont Technology Alliance February 25, 2014
  2. 2. Goals Introduce the Office Share key ideas shaping our work Start the conversation - Learn from your experience - Identify bottlenecks, opportunities
  3. 3. Origins “The office of the creative economy is created within the agency of commerce and community development in order to build upon the years of work and energy around creative economy initiatives in Vermont, including the work of the Vermont film commission.” H.287 passed in 2011 legislative session
  4. 4. MANUFACTURING FOOD PRODUCTS SPORTS AND REC ENERGY AND ENV BIOSCIENCES WEB SERVICES
  5. 5. Mission “The Office shall provide business, networking, and technical support to establish, grow, and attract enterprises involved with the creative economy, primarily focused on but not limited to film, new and emerging media, software development, and innovative commercial goods.”
  6. 6. Focus Film and new media Software and game development Advertising and new media Manufacturing arts Arts and cultural organizations * Architecture, Publishing, Music
  7. 7. Industries Occupations For-profit Companies Sole proprietorships Freelancers Independents E IV Non-profit Museums Libraries Education Insts Arts Admin Presenting Orgs Professional Assocs R C AT E R U C LT U L A
  8. 8. Starts to look like... 2,591 creative businesses Employ 7,854 Vermonters 4.78 percent of businesses L E of workforce RA Employing 2.16 percent IV T TU A E R C Source: National Endowment for the Arts 2012 C L U
  9. 9. What’s missing... Software, web services, games, etc Independent workforce, freelancers Education and training E IV R C AT E R U C LT U L A
  10. 10. Key Activities Networking Marketing and promotion Technical assistance Research * Policy advisory, policy development
  11. 11. = +
  12. 12. Economic Growth Incentive Procurement Technical Assistance
  13. 13. Research Creative economy benchmarking Best practices Trends * Policy advisory, policy development
  14. 14. The ecosystem is the conversation... Growth support Growth incentives, venture finance Startup finance and support Angels, incubators, accelerators, competitions Idea generation and concept development Coworking, makerspaces, networking events
  15. 15. Let’s discuss How are you involved in advancing Vermont’s creative economy? What role do you see for State in helping to advance Vermont’s creative economy?
  16. 16. Connect @VermontOCE facebook.com/vermontoce vermontoce.tumblr.com instagram.com/vermontoce youtube.com/vermontoce
  17. 17. Thank You! Lars Hasselblad Torres 802-917-1788 lars.torres@state.vt.us @VermontOCE

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