Greg Handberg
About Us

Learn about Colorado Creative Industries history of supporting the creative economy

In July 2010, Colorado’s new Creative Industries Division merged the former Council on the Arts and Art in Public Places program to capitalize on the immense potential for our creative sector to drive economic growth in Colorado.

A division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade, Colorado Creative Industries sees a future where Colorado is a premiere “Creative Economy.” We strive to create a strong brand identity, a Top 10 reputation, and create significant and sustained investment in the creative sector where creative entrepreneurs and enterprises will flourish. It’s our goal for Colorado to “grow its own” creative workforce.

Based on the 2008 Creative Economy Study and input from the Creative Economy Advisory Panel, we established a strategic plan to identify outcomes, strategies and implementation activities that will result in educational advancement, economic growth and improved quality of life in Colorado.