Creative minds and talent add significant value to any economy, which is why the Office of Economic Vitality is committed to expanding and improving the Creative Economy. Businesses and organizations that look for talented, creative people are increasingly drawn to and settle in communities that are able to foster creative capacity.
Creative thinking is a key factor in a well-rounded education and ultimately produces better workers, creative thinkers, and more adept problem solvers. OEV continues to support world-class research, investments in placemaking and sustainability, and the creative economy of our community by capitalizing on local assets.
It has been demonstrated that a creative environment stimulates innovation, particularly in science and technology. When communities welcome the creativity of new businesses and foster the innovation of existing organizations, this becomes a magnet for skilled talent and entrepreneurship.