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Creative Industries

Worcester understands and supports the development of creative economy initiatives. The Executive Office of Economic Development offers site search assistance and technical support for independent artists to 100 person design firms.

Massachusetts is on the leading edge in supporting our creative industries, which we see as among the most important keys to economic development in the Commonwealth. According to research, there are over 14,000 arts-related businesses employing close to 80,000 people in Massachusetts. We understand that the creative economy requires industry-specific policies, strategies and investments, and we are eager to work with industry stakeholders to determine what are the smartest tools we can use - and policy choices we can make - to support and grow this important sector of our economy.


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