Creative Industries

Updated: 5 years ago - Created: February 16th, 2012

The Creative Industries Economy offers unparalleled opportunity for individuals and businesses eager to participate in a lucrative, stimulating and rewarding part of the labour market.

As commonly defined, the Creative Industries Economy is

“An economy in which people are paid to think using ideas, innovation, knowledge and collaboration in their work.”

Or in terms that labour economists use to define work:

“An economy in which the nature of work has moved from routine-oriented jobs to creativity-oriented jobs.”

Ultimately, Creative Economy is about the work people do, not the sectors that businesses fit into. In this way, anyone who does “creative” (that is, non-routine work) is part of the creative economy.

‘Creative’ is not restricted to cultural or artisan enterprises; engineers are creative; consultants, designers, writers, scientists; all of these involve creative work. While a factory worker may not be part of the creative economy, the factory manager or trainer most certainly is.

Renfrew County is a welcoming community to entrepreneurs in the Creative Industries sector.  Through an active network of entrepreneurial support systems, couple with an outstanding quality of life that is found amongst our smaller cities and towns, the Ottawa Valley Economic Development team is committed to helping you achieve success.