Creative workers, creative enterprises and creative communities are, collectively, big business in North Carolina. We’ve always known this, but today, Department of Cultural Resources Secretary Linda A. Carlisle unveiled the findings of new research which shows that the Creative Industry in North Carolina accounts for nearly 300,000 jobs, just over 5.5 percent of the state’s workforce, with a market value of $41.4 billion.
You can learn more about this research, read an overview and meet some of the workers that prove these findings on a daily basis by visiting our new creative economy site, www.ncarts.org/creative_economy. There you’ll find other creative economy and N.C. arts research as well as profiles and videos of some of the people behind the state’s creative workforce.
You can also watch our introductory video below. We’d love to hear how the arts are impacting you.