Creative Economy Research

Creative Economy Research

As a part of the Creative Economy program vertical, the Cultural Office uses research conducted locally, nationally, and globally in an effort to link our creative sector to larger regional initiatives and resources in small business/startup support, economic development, talent attraction & retention, and more. With this research, we strive to build a stronger creative economy that empowers artists, creative businesses, cultural nonprofits, and the entire community.

Current Research

  • Arts and Economic Prosperity 5: The most recent Arts & Economic Prosperity study (AEP5) provides evidence that the nonprofit arts & culture sector is a significant industry in the Pikes Peak region—one that generates $153.3 million in annual economic activity.
  • Creative Vitality™ Suite is the industry standard data solution for measuring the for-profit and nonprofit arts, culture, and creative sectors. Here are the recent snapshots for the Colorado Springs MSA (which includes all of El Paso & Teller Counties):

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