Greeley, Colorado obtained official Creative District certification in 2014. Ever since, Greeley has continued to creatively expand alongside 26 fellow Creative Districts throughout Colorado. Exciting best describes the climate encompassed by the Greeley Creative District, which blends the historic Downtown Development and University Districts in a continuum of dynamic and complementary uses.
In the initial year of certification, Greeley had a total of 675 creative jobs. A $2.2 million gain was achieved in total creative industry earnings after the initial year of certification, which resulted in $22.9 million total industry earnings. A 38% gain was obtained with regards to nonprofit revenues, resulting in $584.7K total revenues. Creative District certification is representative of Greeley’s creative vitality and artists such as performance art and speed painter, Armando Silva.