The Portland Press Herald featured a story on the St. John Valley Creative Economy report sponsored by the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center.
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September 28, 2010: The Portland Press Herald features story on St. John Valley creative economy report.Thursday, September 30th, 2010
St. John Valley Creative Economy Project – Strengthening Our Communities and Economy Through Culture and Place.Friday, August 27th, 2010
This was a two-year research effort designed to identify opportunities, challenges, and potential strategies for developing and better leveraging the indigenous assets of culture and place in the St. John Valley of northern Maine. The project’s intent was also to begin a conversation on strengthening leadership capacity and fostering a positive climate for youth retention and rural innovation.
Results of a survey of artists, nonprofit organizations and businesses in Maine’s creative economy conducted in the summer of 2007 with support from the Maine Arts Commission.
The report was produced in partnership with the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center (MCSPC), an independent center at the University of Maine dedicated to improving the quality of public dialogue on key issues of the day through research and outreach. It builds upon prior research and analysis conducted by the Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine, which was published earlier in a special edition of Southern Maine Review (February 2005) entitled, “The Creative Economy in Maine: Measurement and Analysis.”