The Creative Economy is about people who are paid to think and generate ideas; an economy driven by knowledge and innovation. It is as much about architects as it is about artists, programmers as it is about potters, entertainers as entrepreneurs. Centre Wellington's location in the Grand River Watershed and its heritage identity have historically attracted a diverse community of creative industry professionals resulting in a strong, diverse and growing Creative Economy sector.
In 2008 Centre Wellington collaborated with five other municipalities to commission a study by the Prosperity Institute on the creative economy in Southwestern Ontario. The Study entitled "Creative Potential: Straddling Two Mega-Regions" examined the region as well as individual municipalities and produced several key findings for Centre Wellington. Most notably it showed that Centre Wellington has the highest concentration of creative workers of all the Southwestern Ontario Communities surveyed. Trending indicates CW is building on this advantage outpacing the provincial average for growth in this sector. The region's technology infrastructure allows companies to grow their businesses and networks while living the lifestyle that best suits them and their family.
Old Quarry Commons Executive Centre. Opened in 2010, Old Quarry Commons Executive Centre is just one example of innovative office design in Centre Wellington. This 40,000 square foot multi-functional business facility offers customized shared office space to fit your business requirements: whether you're a company just starting out, a home based business ready to solidify office space or an established company. Situated on Centre Wellington's extensive trail network the daily commute is transformed into an invigorating hike or ride. This state-of-the-art facility allows business people to live and work in the same community, reduce their commute and participate and benefit from alliances in one of the region's first Eco-park systems.
For more information about the creative industries in Centre Wellington, please contact Economic Development Department directly: Deb Dalziel Interim Manager Of Economic Development, Phone 519-846-0971 Cell 519-820-3493
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