The Creative Economy is today a large and important part of Maine’s economy. The data in this study show that both the arts & culture and technology sectors of the Creative Economy are large and growing. Arts & culture industries have exhibited particularly strong employment growth at a time when major parts of our technology industries have seen significant employment declines. Although concentrated in urban areas, arts & culture industries flourish throughout Maine, and it is outside urban counties that this economy particularly blooms during the summer.
Barringer, Richard; Colgan, Charles S.; DeNatale, Douglas; Hutchins, Jennifer; Smith, Deborah; and Wassall, Gregory, "The Creative Economy in Maine: Measurement & Analysis" (2004). Maine History & Policy Development. 4.