Why do we need the Colorado Creative Careers Student Network?

The data is clear: We need to prepare students for careers in the Creative Industries in Colorado.

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the National Endowment for the Arts recently unveiled their most recent analysis of the economic impact of arts and culture in the U.S.  Here are the stats for Colorado for 2015 (from Denver Post article Arts and culture made more money in Colorado in 2015 than mining or the transportation industry, study shows):

  • $13.7 billion added to Colorado’s economy by arts and cultural spending

  • Arts and cultural production accounts for 4.3 percent of the Colorado‚Äôs economy

  • Work in arts and culture accounted for 100,631 jobs in Colorado

  • In the western United States, Colorado ranked 3rd in arts and cultural economic impact

The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides data on jobs in creative industries: https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2015/article/creative-careers.htm

For more info about the creative careers in Colorado, visit the website for the Colorado Creative Industries, A division of the Office of Economic Development & International Trade