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"Developing A Creative Economy" University of Illinois Extension Webinar


On March 14, 2019 from noon to 1pm (CST) I will be presenting Developing a Creative Economy as a live webinar.  There is no charge for the webinar but you must register at 

Can’t make the webinar?  If you register you will receive an email after the event with the URL to the recording.

Developing a Creative Economy, airing on Thursday, March 14 at Noon (CST), the presenter, Pam Schallhorn, Community and Economic Development Educator will share how community leaders can foster a culture that appreciates and supports local creative talent, including those living in low-resource households. Creative entrepreneurs include artists, designers, musicians, boutique retailers, specialty food producers, and other creative enterprises. The webinar will address how a community can support business development from local entrepreneurs as they create start-ups and informal grassroots, “micro-activities” that contribute to the local economy and position communities to attract youth. Accessing new markets and distribution channels allows creative entrepreneurs to test their markets while providing a unique shopping experience for consumers, increased opportunities for local tourism, and revenue generation for both the business and the community.

Pamela S. Schallhorn, M.A.

Educator, Community & Economic Development