The "creative economy" is an economy driven by ideas, innovation and knowledge. While a traditional definition of creativity may have been limited to the promotion of culture and the creation of artistic endeavours, new technologies and a demand for creative design are broadening the definition of Creative Industries to include other sectors of the economy such as architecture, drafting and multimedia.
In Lennox & Addington County, creative employment is growing at double digit rates. Advertising, architecture, artists, business consulting, design, education, engineering, heritage, marketing, museums, music, performing arts, photographic services, public relations, publishing, web & software are all areas that are experiencing growth.
"The creative economy is as much about architects as it is about artists, programmers as it is about potters, it is beyond bohemians and includes brokers; stock, insurance, real-estate and more. Most of all it is about a new high growth part of our economy and the highest paying wage category in Ontario and globally, with low unemployment rates - yes even during recessionary times. The creative economy is thriving in Eastern Ontario and it is your community’s portal to prosperity!"
From: Canada's Creative Corridor