February 26, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cottonwood Center for the Arts
427 E. Colorado Avenue
RSVP to rsvp@CulturalOffice.org
Join COPPeR and the Downtown Development Authority for a discussion on Colorado Springs’ new state-designated Emerging Creative District. The hour-long conversation will highlight the national creative placemaking movement and its role in spurring economic development through targeted investments in arts and culture.
A series of four presentations will include details on the new statewide creative district program developed by Colorado Creative Industries (CCI); downtown Colorado Springs’ designation as an Emerging Creative District; specific goals and plans for our local district; and examples of tax incentives being used by other communities.
Featured panelists include:
Maryo Gard Ewell, CCI Creative District Program Manager
Susan Edmondson, Chair, Downtown Development Authority and Outgoing Executive Director, Bee Vradenburg Foundation
Lara Garritano, Manager, Creative District Program
John Hall, Economic Development Director, City of Parker