Sunday, May 18, 2008

Art and Economic Sustainability

The Sunday NYT Magazine has an article on the small western Kentucky town of Paducah on how they have used arts and the attraction of artists as an economic development strategy. This strategy is being used across the globe as a way to help struggling communities build a stronger and more sustainable economic base.

The non-profit I work for, Regional Technology Strategies or RTS, specializes in this area in a collaborative called the Alliance for Creative Advantage. We are presently doing work on the creative economy in the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina, Arkansas, Sheridan, Wyoming and in the Appalachian Region.

Just to add a little color to this post, some locally grown poppies....

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