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Investing in Creative Industries? A guide for local authorities

Investing in Creative Industries? A guide for local authorities

Produced in partnership with DCMS, IDeA and LGA
01 June 2009

Creative industries are increasingly cited as one of the sectors likely to be a future source of jobs, innovation and productivity. Yet for local areas, faced with multiple calls for investment and tighter resource constraints, it can be difficult to know whether creative industries should be a priority for local investment. These resources, ‘Investing in creative industries?- a guide for local authorities’, aim to help local authorities make these decisions about whether to invest in creative industries. What outcomes might investment in creative industries deliver? Will the characteristics of their local economy make it more or less likely that investment will deliver these outcomes? What types of investment will deliver the desired results?

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