Developing a Creative Economy - LaSalle County
Time:6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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The University of Illinois Extension is partnering with the City of LaSalle and the Canal Corridor Association to offer a workshop for entrepreneurs, community leaders and economic development professionals. The program will be presented by Pam Schallhorn, Community & Economic Development Educator for Illinois Extension.
Developing a Creative Economy was designed for those interested in tapping into the creative talent in their communities to build viable creative enterprises by developing a culture that appreciates and supports the creative sector. Creative entrepreneurs include artists, designers (all types), musicians, boutique retailers, specialty food producers and others. The program also offers ways to start-up and fund creative enterprises. Examples include micro-breweries, pop-up shops, co-businesses, art co-ops, outdoor markets, music festivals and internet cafes. All of which have been shown to be the ‘third spaces’ needed to attract young adults back to a community.
Cost: The cost is $20 per person - refreshments will be served.
Registration: Please register using the online registration form. Advance registration is required by Wednesday, May 15.