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 https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=19878
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
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS EXTENSION