Creative Economies

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Elective - Industry Knowledge Track

This course will help economic developers understand the importance and economic impact of the creative economies in Georgia. Professionals will examine the arts industry as a means to cultivate healthy, vibrant communities and ways to leverage public investment.  Additionally, they will discuss ways to use the creative economies as a method to promote tourism, downtown development, business development, entrepreneurism, community identify and quality of life.   

Learning Objectives:

  • understand the importance of the creative economies in economic development efforts

  • examine how the creative economies can build a sense of place and community

  • evaluate partners, resources and policies to nurture and enhance the creative economies in your community