May 1, 2012
The National Governors Association Center for Best Practicces'"The New Engines of Growth" focuses the arts, culture and design potential role in governors’ policies to create jobs and boost their economies in the short run and transition to an innovation-based economy in the long run.
In particular, arts, culture and design can assist states with economic growth because they can serve the following roles:
- Provide a fast-growth, dynamic industry cluster;
- Help mature industries become more competitive;
- Provide the critical ingredients for innovative places;
- Catalyze community revitalization; and Deliver a better-prepared workforce.
The report offers examples and data on the arts as an economic engine and provides a broader context for other dynamic sectors such as cultural heritage tourism, which leverages cultural and historic resources as assets for creating livable and sustainable communities.