Creative Enterprises and Downtown Prosperity

The creative economy is one of the most talked about topics in downtown development. What it includes and how to incorporate it into  economic growth planning and downtown revitalization are discussed in the resources listed below. For additional information contact Mim Evans,, or Norm Walzer,

The Creative Economy and Downtown Workshop

Agenda (pdf)

Speaker Biographies (pdf)

Financial Models for Creative Enterprises (xls)

Business Plan for Creative Enterprises (doc)

Services for Owners of Creative Enterprises (pdf)

Developing a Creative Economy presented by Pam Schallhorn, University of Illinois Extension (pdf)

Architects as Creative Entrepreneurs presented by Lisa Sharp, Sharp Architects (pdf)

Six Corners Chicago Revitalization, presented by Kelli Weffenstette (pdf)

Creative Enconomy, presented by Anne Katz, Art Wisconsin (pdf)

Creative Economy Final Report (pdf)

Policy Profiles - The Back to the City Movement: Will It Help Illinois’ Smaller Cities? (pdf) 



For more information about the conference, please contact

Mim Evans