The creative economy is a growth sector opportunity in Michigan. Arts-related businesses and jobs increased in Michigan from 2006 through 2011.
Even during the severe downtown in Michigan’s economy, the total number of arts-related jobs increased by 15% and the number of arts-related businesses grew by 65% from 2006 to 2011.
These graphs show a conservative estimate of the number of arts-related jobs and businesses in Michigan, using Dun & Bradstreet data compiled by Americans for the Arts. It includes for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations. Click through for more details on nonprofit organizations, arts and creative businesses and on arts and historical tourism.