Arts & Culture’s Role in Economic Development

Posted: Sep 17 2019
Do you know what the economic drivers of a community are? Arts and culture is a commonly overlooked asset of a community, when in fact it is an economic driver! The Creative Economy Summit educated community members on the importance of arts and culture; the event engaged with members to uncover potential opportunities in the community that already exist, and connected members with innovative networks. The Creative Economy Summit consisted of an Arts & Culture Panel featuring artistic leaders across the state who shared strategies on how to instill more arts and culture into their communities as an economic initiative, as well as best practices and more. The event welcomed entrepreneurs, lending professionals, developers, government leaders, and not-for-profit organizations. Stephanie Hoffart, MADC’s President/CEO, attended the Creative Economy Summit, which was hosted by Souris Basin Planning Council and Visit Minot.