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Arts & Economic Prosperity IV
The nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $135.2 billion in economic activity and supports 4.13 million jobs in the United States! Those are powerful findings from the largest and most comprehensive arts impact study ever conducted—Arts & Economic Prosperity IV—which launched on June 8. How does your community stack up? Visit the new Arts & Economic Prosperity IV website to use the free AEP IV calculator and estimate the economic impact of the arts in your local economy. Be sure to download summaries from a community near you as well as detailed findings from the study. You can also order copies AEP IV report summaries, brochures, and calculators at bulk discounts to help you demonstrate to stakeholders that the arts are crucial to the local, state, and national economies. For more information about AEP IV and how you can use these tools, please contact our research department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is What Loveland's Creative Sector is Doing
The power of a cluster comes through the value of networking, shared resources, collaborative opportunities, supportive civic environment and the place making that provides an active and interesting lifestyle for employees. In Loveland, these benefits are available and widespread throughout the creative sector. In the directories section, a listing of these innovative companies is available including robotics, clean energy fuel sources, engineering, publishing, design, craft brewing and more.
- An available skilled workforce (8% of Loveland’s workforce is in the creative sector with over $100 million in payroll annually)
- A cluster facilitator to manage the expectations of the cluster
- A workable budget
Through the Office of Creative Sector Development, these criteria are met and will continue to be expanded upon for the benefit of the cluster, Cluster Initiative Green Book by Dr. Michael Porter. Valuable resources that already exist for entrepreneurs and innovative companies:
- Access to directory listing of existing individuals and business for cross-pollination and support
- Two networking groups – Artists Collective and Innovation After Hours
- Supportive civic policy through support of the OCSD, capital campaigns and downtown revitalization plan, plus business incentives program
- 24/7 access to key commercial accounts specialist
- 3rd lowest utility rates in the state
- Agilent re-development- Partnership amongst the City of Loveland, NASA and the developer Cumberland and Western, expected to bring thousands of new jobs to the area and provide additional collaborative resources and patents to the campus
- Active artist population that enriches the community with live performances, exhibits, public art, attractions/events that encourage out of area visitation and creative diversity which all contribute to the placemaking needed for a vibrant city and region
New incentives and equipment/technology listings to be added soon!
LOVELAND and BEYOND
studies, reports, and programs:
Visit Enterprise Zone (EZ) Tax Credit Certification to pre-register for approval of the use of the Enterprize Zone Tax
Artspace - building better communities through the arts
Loveland Foundries Video: