How does a community, state or region foster the growth of creative companies and jobs? First, we must define what the Creative Industry cluster is and what businesses and occupations are in this cluster. How are creative industries measured? Can we come to a consensus on defining a core cluster for national comparison? Once we define the Creative Economy how do we grow it? Join the National Creativity Network for a lively conversation with panel experts representing organizations serving the creative industries and learn how these companies are contributing to new jobs and increased business.
Michael Kane, of Michael Kane Consulting in Massachusetts, has over 30 years¹ experience in economic and workforce development, sector organizing, and capacity-building throughout the U.S. Clients include the federal government, state governments, regional and local governments, national foundations, community foundations, CDCs, and labor unions.
Christine Harris is CEO of Christine Harris Connections, dedicated to connecting and serving the creative community. She is also Executive Advisor to Creative Alliance Milwaukee
Margaret Collins, is the Executive Director of the Center for Creative Economy, North Carolina¹s Network for Innovation, based in Winston-Salem. CCE launched from the Piedmont Triad Partnership where Collins directed the creative economy initiative between 2007-2011. The mission is to serve as a catalyst for innovation and stimulate connections between creatives and business through its programs, infrastructure and professional development.