Minneapolis area arts economy sixth strongest in nation

Creative Vitality Index update shows Minneapolis at nearly four times national average for strength of creative economy

The 2015 Creative Vitality Index data is out, capturing the scale and economic impact of Minneapolis arts, culture and creative industries for the third year. For the first time since the baseline report in 2013, demographic data is a part of the economic measures.

Findings reveal a healthy, nationally competitive creative sector with strong economic activity in the region:

The findings also reveal disparities. Demographic data was available for the first time, so analysts looked specifically at women and communities of color to ask if everyone is benefiting.

About the data

The Minneapolis Creative Index report contains quantitative data from the following data providers:

Find the entire Creative Index report here.

Published Jun 15, 2016