Report sketches positive portrait of Wisconsin`s `creative` industry
Some want to grow Wisconsin’s economy by attracting companies that manufacture LCD panels or mine for frac sand, but a new report emphasizes the economic boost that comes from growing the “creative sector.”

Arts Wisconsin — in partnership with the League of Wisconsin Municipalities — released the report “21st Century Wisconsin,” which documents the importance of the state’s creative sector. The 23-page report contains these numbers:
  • $5.3 billion — that’s the annual compensation for people working in the creative sector.

  • $9.1 billion — that’s the value added to the state’s economy by the arts.

  • 91,789 — that’s the number of people employed in the arts sector in the state.

  • 3 percent — that’s the arts-sector share of the state’s economy....

- - Volume: 6 - WEEK: 27 Date: 7/5/2018 8:31:11 AM -