Michigan Says Yes to Analyzing its Creative Industries -Arts4Nevada
November 24, 2014 – 11:54am
Creative Many Michigan (formerly ArtServe Michigan), the statewide economic development organization for the arts, culture and creative and design industries was awarded a $100,000 grant to continue its research and data analysis of Michigan’s creative industries. The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded the grant. The funds will expand upon Creative Many’s comprehensive research and analysis of its Creative State Michigan data on the extent, composition and contributions of Michigan’s creative and design industries – statewide and in key regions including Detroit, Ann Arbor, Flint and Grand Rapids.
Research findings will serve as a foundation for setting economic development priorities, strategies and investments that will cultivate growth opportunities for creative jobs and businesses in Michigan.
“Support from the EDA expands our ability to define and measure the influence of the creative industries on Michigan’s economy and demonstrates that the creative sector is poised for growth and positioned to equip Michigan with critical competitive advantage,” said Jennifer Goulet, president and CEO of Creative Many Michigan. “However we must also move beyond simply identifying the economic contributions of the creative sector to smartly developing the strategies, policies, tools and investments that will cultivate accelerated growth in Michigan’s creative economy.”