What exactly is the creative economy of California? A single definition of the creative economy may be elusive, but virtually all studies on this segment of the economy acknowledge its contributions to the overall economy, both pecuniary and non-pecuniary. Knowing the composition of the creative economy in California as well as its contribution to the overall economy enables stakehold-ers to make more informed decisions about supporting the arts and other creative industries.
THE FAST FACTS: 44% of the state’s creative economy work in the L.A. region. Report – Courtesy of Otis College of Art and Design, Report on the Creative Economy 2013