Seeing the Future: Creative Economies (Webinar)

Creative industries—from crafts to media to the performing arts—are receiving increasing attention as drivers of economic development in both urban and rural areas. What is the picture for the South and how are Southern states and communities tapping into the creative economy as a key to future growth and competitiveness?
Please join us on August 16th to hear from Allen Bell of South Arts, who will share findings from a soon-to-be-released study that includes baseline data on the creative economy in the South Arts area and each of its nine states. He will be joined by Stu Rosenfeld of Regional Technology Strategies, who has been at the forefront of defining and developing creative economies both in the U.S. and abroad.
This webinar is the sixth in Southern Growth’s Seeing the Future series—a series designed to help Southern communities better understand current economic trends and to plan ahead for the opportunities of the future.

Date:  August 16, 2011
Time:  2:00 – 2:45 pm EST
Registration:  The webinar is free, but please register in advance at

Featured Speakers: 

  • Allen Bell, Program Director – Arts Education, Research & Information, South Arts

  • Stuart Rosenfeld, Principal & Founder – Regional Technology Strategies, Inc.

View and download additional Seeing the Future guides here: