A Description of the Business Landscape


A description of the ecosystem:

• Driven by a collective of grass roots not-for-profit organisations, community groups and individual professional artists and small businesses
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• A kaleidoscope of cultural assets and skills that have shared value and contribute to the social capital, wellbeing, pride, social connections and economic prosperity of the region
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• The ecosystem is largely underpinned by local government, without policy or strategic frameworks and direction to support the development of the sector.
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• The regional economy is facing many challenges that can be supported through the application of the creative industries wide range of skills and businesses to support innovation in production, productivity and distribution systems
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• The Tourism sector in the region is growing and is recognised as a key sector in the regional economy. Tourism development is primarily based on its arts, culture and heritage assets which is supported by an army of community volunteers that are the social capital sustaining the ecosystem.