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2013 Creative Vitality Index Score for Wake County Released

On January 14, the United Arts Council released the second installment Creative Vitality Index (CVI) score for Wake County at its fifth annual State of Arts and Culture in Wake County meeting at the NC Museum of Art.

The CVI was conceived as a tool that states, counties, cities and towns can use to assess and enhance their creative edge. The 2013 Creative Vitality Index for Wake County was 1.10 (where the national baseline score is 1.00).

(Nationally, the 2014 scores will not be available until summer 2015, when the federal government has had the opportunity to process Internal Revenue and Labor statistics for that year.)

In places like Boston, Seattle and Raleigh, an energetic, open atmosphere attracts good companies and skilled workers interested in a high quality of life. Every community can strengthen its economic and cultural health by fostering policies that support creative vitality.

“This score reflects a recovery to 2009 levels and is the second year of an increase as Wake County comes out of the recent recession." says “ Eleanor Oakley, President and CEO of United Arts. “The CVI is an excellent tool for local arts and community leaders. It allows us to place Wake County in a national context and to consider ways to move policy and funding to address this area of the economy," Ms. Oakley continued.

WHAT IS THE CREATIVE VITALITY INDEX? The CVI™ is an annual measure of the health of the creative economy in a city, county, state or other geographic area. Think of it as the volume of creativity in a given area. The creative economy as defined in the CVI™ includes for-profit and not-for-profit arts-related enterprises. Using readily available data on employment and community participation, the CVI reflects the vigor of this sector of the economy and culture.

For more on the report, click here.

Download ARTS & ECONOMIC PROSPERITY IV: The Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts and Culture Organizations and Their Audiences.

 

2014 Corporate Partners
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$10,000 or above
Capitol Broadcasting Company

Capitol Broadcasting Company

Duke Energy

Duke Energy

GlaxoSmithKline

GlaxoSmithKline

   
$2,500-$10,000
ABB

ABB

Friends of the Brussels Chamber Music Orchestra

Merrill Lynch

Merrill Lynch

MetLife

MetLife

WakeMed Health and Hospitals

WakeMed Health and Hospitals

   
$500- $2,499
Gregory Poole Equipment

Gregory Poole Equipment

IBM Corporation

IBM Corporation

Medical Mutual

Medical Mutual

Target Stores

Target Stores

A.E. Finley Foundation

A.E. Finley Foundation

   
Under $500
KDI Capital Partners

KDI Capital Partners

Rich Commercial Realty

Rich Commercial Realty

Greg Paul Builders

Greg Paul Builders

A Direct Solution

A Direct Solution

   
In-Kind Donations
Mims Distributing Company, Inc

Mims Distributing Company, Inc

Hanover Park Vineyard

Hanover Park Vineyard

Sanders Ridge Winery and Vineyard

Sanders Ridge Winery and Vineyard