The Red Wing Creative Economy Project

In 2012, the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation awarded RWii a $5,000 grant to conduct an exhaustive report that measures the local creative economy.

This was a unique study and unlike most economic studies, it measured a relatively intangible  metric.  It is common to measure manufacturing or service economies, but a measure of the creative economy had never been attempted before.

So were the results of the study?  Goodhue County is lagging both like-sized communities, other communities with similar natural amenities and neighboring communities.

In other words, there is plenty of upside potential in the local creative economy.

Download a copy of the report right here.


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