Creative Economy

What is The Creative Economy?

Amazing Things - new sign 2016
“The creative economy is a powerful engine of growth and community vitality. Together, artists, cultural nonprofits, and creative businesses produce and distribute cultural goods and services that generate jobs, revenue, and quality of life. A thriving cultural sector leads to thriving communities" - New England Foundation for the Arts

What industries are part of the Creative Economy?

Marketing/Advertising - Advertising and marketing agencies and professionals
Architecture - Architecture firms and architects
Visual Arts + Craft - Museums, galleries, curators, artists, artisans, and makers
Design - Product, interior, graphic, and fashion design firms and designers
Fashion - Clothing, footwear, accessories, and cosmetic production
Film + Media - Film, video, photography, animation, TV, and radio businesses, organizations, and talent
Digital Games - Companies, programmers, and individuals producing games
Music + Entertainment - Venues, theatres, producers, and musicians and performers
Publishing - Print or electronic businesses and content creator, editors, and writers
Research + Development - Creating new innovations in existing products/services

For More Information:
Massachusetts Creative Economy Network 

MakerSpace/Artists Collaboratives

Framingham Makerspace
Saxonville Studios
The Mill Contemporary Art Studios
Tripp Street Artists


Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State University
Framingham History Center

Newspaper Publishers

Framingham State University Gatepost Newspaper
MetroWest Daily News

Periodical Publishers

IDG, Inc.
EH Media

Book Publishers

IDG, Inc.
Oriental Research Partners

Software Publishers

Barrett-Cormier Software LLC

Motion Picture and Video Production

Davideo Company

Other Sound Recording Industries

David O'Leary

Radio Stations

Framingham Amateur Radio

Libraries and Archives

Framingham Public Library Main Library
Christa C McAuliffe Branch Library
Henry Whittemore Library at Framingham State University

Internet Publishing and Broadcasting

The Princeton Review, Inc.
CIO Media, Inc.

Interior Design Services

R F Interiors
Lina Khatib Interiors Inc.
Pryde Interiors, LLC
Signature Interiors
As Interior Corp
Decorating Indispensables
Instant Interiors
Washer/Friedman Interior Decorators

Graphic Design Services

ICL Imaging Corp.
Allegra Graphics
Imprint Graphics Inc.
FI5th Business
Designers Spot
Four Seasons Embroidery
Crocker Design
Jobin Design Inc.
Larry Cron Design Associates & Access-Ability, Inc.
Diane Wasserman Design
Barry Levine
Sonya T Speen
Mark Penta Illustration
Nancy Stoodt
Slg Graphics
Montecalvo Graphics
Wing Press

Advertising Industries

Scully Lemoine Marketing Assoc.
Sage Communications
United Advertising
On Time Advertising LLC
Carney Advertising

Public Relations Agencies

Cohen Friedberg Associates LLC
JC Promotions, Inc.
Curt W Biberdorf
Paul Semonian Jack Henry & Associates

Direct Mail Advertising

All Right Mailing, Inc.

Other Services Related to Advertising

Imprint Express Inc.
Savory Importing, LLC
Gadarian Digital

Musical Groups and Artists

Heritage Chorale
Symphony Partners LLC
David Seaman Musician
Laura Herbert

Other Performing Arts Companies

Pride Entertainment LLC

Independent Artists, Writers and Performers

Martino Stained Glass
Amazing Things Arts Center
Decades of Dance
Framingham Artists' Guild Incorporated
Beckett Entertainment
Incandescent Entertainment Inc.
Live Piano Entertainment