Posted by: Patricia Salkin | June 18, 2011

New Colorado Law Authorizes Designation of Creative Districts

As an economic development initiative, a new law in Colorado creates a formation and approval process for local governments to designate “creative districts” defined as “either a hub of cultural facilities, creative industries, or arts-related businesses or multiple vacant properties in close proximity that would be suitable for development as a creative district,” subject to the approval of the Creative Industries Division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development. Certified creative districts will be eligible for economic development incentives.

2011 Utah New Laws, H.B. 1031

A copy of the legislation can be accessed at:


  1. Great idea for the state. Having designated spaces for creative institutions is great for economic development. Do you think this model will be used in other states?

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