"The District is home to some of the smartest and most creative people in the world and to some of the world's richest cultural resources - and my administration believes in doing everything we can to leverage those resources and grow our creative industries," said Mayor Gray. "By taking advantage of the numerous creative assets our city boasts, we can continue to grow and diversify the District's economy."
The Creative Economy Strategy identifies three bold visions that are supported by 34 actionable initiatives critical to spurring job growth in industries that leverage creativity, innovation and knowledge. The visions aim to make the city a national hub for creative startups and entrepreneurs; become a magnet for creative corporations; and foster a resilient, entrepreneurial local arts community. The strategy builds on the sector-driven methodology outlined in the District's Five-Year Economic Development Strategy by targeting four key sectors for job growth. Those sectors are: 1) Arts and Heritage, 2) Information and Technology, 3) Culinary Arts and 4) Professional Services.
"The Creative Economy Strategy is a natural extension of our Five-Year Economic Development Strategy as it advances the goals of creating jobs and generating tax revenue by targeting key sectors in the creative industries that have numerous opportunities for job growth," said Interim Deputy Mayor Miller. "We are pleased to have a strategic roadmap that will guide us towards diversifying and growing the city's economy."
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In analyzing and focusing on its creative industries, the District has the opportunity to:
- Establish a clear view of the District's resources and assets within the creative industries
- Bring together stakeholders to drive forward an inclusive and robust creative economy strategy for the next several years
To download a copy of the Creative Economy Strategy, go to DMPED's website here. (http://dmped.dc.gov/page/creative-economy-strategy)
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