May 10, 2015
Vermont’s Office of the Creative EconomySupporting Creativity, Innovation
and Entrepreneurship in the Green Mountains
Burr and Burton Academy
March 20, 2014
Learn about youIntroduce the OfficeShare key ideas shaping our workTalk about the future of creativity
What have you learned so far about the ways creativity and entrepreneurship intersect?
What creative products or services do you consume?
How does that influence what you produce?
You, and your aspirations, are part of a significant legacy in Vermont.
“Between the Tigris of I-91 and the Euphrates of Rt 7”
A cradle of innovation
SPORTS AND REC
ENERGY AND ENV
The Office of Creative Economy was created to support you.
“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
“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.”
* Architecture, Publishing, Music
Film and new mediaSoftware and game developmentAdvertising and new mediaManufacturing artsArts and cultural organizations
Software, web services, games, etcIndependent workforce, freelancersEducation and training
* Policy advisory, policy development
NetworkingMarketing and promotionTechnical assistanceResearch
Education InstsArts Admin
Presenting OrgsProfessional Assocs
2,591 creative businessesEmploy 7,854 Vermonters4.78 percent of businessesEmploying 2.16 percent of workforce
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Source: National Endowment for the Arts 2012
Do you share the sense that Vermont is a great place to create?
How does your experience influence your aspiration - to create, build an enterprise, shape the world - near or far?
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