Create Wisconsin knows art can drive boost an economy.
It’s why the organization brought state and regional business and economic development leaders to Rhinelander Monday.
The “Creative Economy Tour” consisted of two roundtable discussions and visits to local businesses.
The focus of the visit was focused on how the Northwoods tourism and entertainment industry has recovered from the pandemic.
“It struck me, just the resiliency of the community and how quickly, especially with creative businesses, they pivoted to really fill gaps in the community that didn’t exist. That definitely struck me. When you’re involving creatives and artists in community development that’s what happens. They find unique ways to respond to things that are happening in the community,” said Beth Haskovec, the director for rural prosperity for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.
[Adapted from: Create Wisconsin brings state and regional business and economic development leaders to Rhinelander to showcase ‘creative economy’ July 26, 2022 WXPR]