Margaret Hunt, who started as executive director of Colorado Creative Industries last month, has the task of improving the state’s “quality of place.”
Demographer Richard Florida, in his book “The Rise of the Cultural Class,” makes the argument that communities with a vibrant cultural scene draw a higher concentration of creative workers and perform better economically.
Colorado ranks sixth among U.S. states for its concentration of creative workers, Florida said. And the new Colorado Creative Districts Program is tasked with improving the corollary quality of place by fostering creative activities that define a community and engage the public.
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