Published on February 27, 2014
Vermont’s Office of the Creative Economy Supporting Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Green Mountains Vermont Technology Alliance February 25, 2014
Goals Introduce the Office Share key ideas shaping our work Start the conversation - Learn from your experience - Identify bottlenecks, opportunities
Origins “The office of the creative economy is created within the agency of commerce and community development in order to build upon the years of work and energy around creative economy initiatives in Vermont, including the work of the Vermont film commission.” H.287 passed in 2011 legislative session
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Mission “The Office shall provide business, networking, and technical support to establish, grow, and attract enterprises involved with the creative economy, primarily focused on but not limited to film, new and emerging media, software development, and innovative commercial goods.”
Focus Film and new media Software and game development Advertising and new media Manufacturing arts Arts and cultural organizations * Architecture, Publishing, Music
Industries Occupations For-profit Companies Sole proprietorships Freelancers Independents E IV Non-profit Museums Libraries Education Insts Arts Admin Presenting Orgs Professional Assocs R C AT E R U C LT U L A
Starts to look like... 2,591 creative businesses Employ 7,854 Vermonters 4.78 percent of businesses L E of workforce RA Employing 2.16 percent IV T TU A E R C Source: National Endowment for the Arts 2012 C L U
What’s missing... Software, web services, games, etc Independent workforce, freelancers Education and training E IV R C AT E R U C LT U L A
Key Activities Networking Marketing and promotion Technical assistance Research * Policy advisory, policy development
Economic Growth Incentive Procurement Technical Assistance
Research Creative economy benchmarking Best practices Trends * Policy advisory, policy development
The ecosystem is the conversation... Growth support Growth incentives, venture ﬁnance Startup ﬁnance and support Angels, incubators, accelerators, competitions Idea generation and concept development Coworking, makerspaces, networking events
Let’s discuss How are you involved in advancing Vermont’s creative economy? What role do you see for State in helping to advance Vermont’s creative economy?
Connect @VermontOCE facebook.com/vermontoce vermontoce.tumblr.com instagram.com/vermontoce youtube.com/vermontoce
Thank You! Lars Hasselblad Torres 802-917-1788 email@example.com @VermontOCE
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