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 Mills, 2 Watson Pl. Door 5C
Tripp Street Artists, 35 Tripp St.
Saxonville Studios, 1602-B Concord St.


Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State University, 14 Vernon St.
Framingham History Center, 3 Oak St.

Newspaper Publishers

MetroWest Daily News
FSU Gatepost Newspaper, 100 State St, Fl 4

Periodical Publishers

IDG Communications, Inc., 5 Speen St Ste 1
CIO Media, Inc., 492 Old Connecticut Path Ste 2
E H Media, Inc., 111 Speen St Ste 200

Book Publishers

The Princeton Review, Inc., 111 Speen St Ste 550
IDG Communications, Inc., 5 Speen St Ste 1
Oriental Research Partners, 61 Tripp St

Software Publishers

Barrett-Cormier Software LLC, 6 Belvidere Rd

Motion Picture and Video Production

Davideo Company, 6 Simpson Dr

Other Sound Recording Industries

David O'Leary, 385 Edgell Rd

Radio Stations

Framingham Amateur Radio

Cable and Other Subscription Programming

RCN Telecom Services, LLC, 518 Union Ave
Lightpath, INC., 14 Burr St
Rave Mobile Safety, 50 Speen St Ste 301

Libraries and Archives

Framingham Public Library Main Library, 49 Lexington Street
Christa C McAuliffe Branch Library, 746 Water St
Henry Whittemore Library, 100 State St

Internet Publishing and Broadcasting

The Princeton Review, Inc., 111 Speen St Ste 550
CIO Media, Inc., 492 Old Connecticut Path Ste 2

Interior Design Services

R F Interiors, 23 Salem End Ln Ste B
Lina Khatib Interiors Inc., 22 Savoy Rd
Pryde Interiors, LLC, 639 Salem End Rd
Signature Interiors, 121 State St
As Interior Corp, 180 Potter Rd
Decorating Indispensables, 24 Charles St
Instant Interiors, 2 Watson Place, Bldg 9B
Washer/Friedman Interior Decorators - 70 Indian Head Rd

Graphic Design Services

ICL Imaging Corp., 51 Mellen St
Allegra Graphics, 49 Park St
Imprint Graphics Inc, 225 Arlington Street
FI5th Business, 945 Concord St.
Designers Spot, 4 Whiting Rd
Four Seasons Embroidery, 61 Nicholas Rd Ste A1
Crocker Design, 32 Gorman Rd
Jobin Design Inc, 263 Maynard Rd
Larry Cron Design Associates & Access-Ability, Inc, 808 Worcester Rd
Diane Wasserman Design, 14 Carter Dr
Barry Levine, 45 Lanewood Ave
Sonya T Speen, 6 Hickey Dr
Mark Penta Illustration, 48 Main St Apt 2
Nancy Stoodt, 615 Belknap Rd
Slg Graphics, 33 Crestwood Dr
Montecalvo Graphics, 10 Cavatorta Dr
Wing Press, 59 RR Beaver St.

Advertising Industries

Scully Lemoine Marketing Assoc, 350 Old Connecticut Path
Sage Communications, 2 Watson Pl
United Advertising, 171 Concord St
On Time Advertising LLC, 678 Pleasant St
Carney Advertising, 52 Prindiville Ave

Public Relations Agencies

Cohen Friedberg Associates LLC, 17 Lantern Rd
JC Promotions, Inc., 186 Union Ave
Curt W Biberdorf, 1622 Worcester Rd 120b
Paul Semonian Jack Henry & Associates, 550 Cochituate Rd

Direct Mail Advertising

All Right Mailing, Inc., 47 Mellen St Ste 1

Other Services Related to Advertising

Imprint Express Inc., 61 Nicholas Rd Ste A3
Savory Importing, LLC, 945 Concord St
Gadarian Digital, 12 Terri Rd

Musical Groups and Artists

Heritage Chorale,
Symphony Partners LLC, 770 Cochituate Rd
David Seaman Musician, 5 Copeland Rd
Laura Herbert, 194 Hemenway Rd

Other Performing Arts Companies

Pride Entertainment LLC, 1640 Worcester Rd

Independent Artists, Writers and Performers

Martino Stained Glass, 542 Waverly St
Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St
Decades of Dance, 87 Leigh St
Framingham Artists' Guild Incorporated, 140 Pearl St
Beckett Entertainment, 47 Howe St
Incandescent Entertainment Inc, 35 Tripp St Ste 6
Live Piano Entertainment, 147 Cochituate Rd