By Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP
How has New Jersey's creative economy fared over the past decade? The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking will share its findings in a report to be published in late March on NCCP's website.
Executive Director Leonardo Vazquez previewed some of the findings at a February meeting of the New Jersey State Council for the Arts in Morristown NJ. Among them were:
*The number of private-sector establishments in New Jersey's creative sector -- including for-profit and not-for-profit -- grew 27% from 2002 to 2012.
*There were slightly more jobs in New Jersey's creative sector in 2012 than in 2002. There was a 4% increase, which kept pace with overall job growth in New Jersey.
*The fastest growing industries in the creative sector were hair, nail and skin services; photography services; and full-service restaurants.
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