Advocate

An Advocate for the Arts and Creative Industry


A Fort Collins Creative Industry Example: CRAFT BEER



The Fort Collins brewing industry is a perfect example of creativity and passion leading business success and innovation. Something that today is so rooted in the Fort Collins community’s self-identity, beer and brewing is a huge economic driver with more than 20 breweries citywide and one that serves to bring Fort Collins to the entire nation’s attention.


This is a creative business filled with talented brewers, passionate craftsman, journeymen, graphic designers and marketers who bring their passion for craft beer to the city’s forefront. Fort Collins is the largest producer of craft beer in Colorado, proudly producing over 70% of the state’s beer. This is just one example of the way creative industry can impact a community’s brand, lifestyle and economy.

What does our Creative District do?

It is designed to serve as a hub for creative economic activity, thereby enhancing the Downtown Fort Collins area as a desirable place to live, visit, conduct business, and develop economic activity. Acting as a resource for information, collaboration, industry representation and stewardship, the District will also report on the District’s Arts and Cultural Economic impacts, be involved in city planning efforts and further goals for facilities, live-work spaces and infrastructure for creative industry.

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Fort Collins, CO Creative Industry Stats

2475

Creative Jobs


(Creative Vitality Index Stat 2015)
$563M

Creative Industries Sales


(Creative Vitality Index Stat 2015)
$8.3M

Cultural Non-Profit Revenues


(Creative Vitality Index Stat 2015)
$49K

State Arts Agency Grants


(Creative Vitality Index Stat 2015)
$151M

Creative Industry Earnings


(Creative Vitality Index Stat 2015)
Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.

Theodore Levitt