The creative economy has played an important role in Culver City since the City’s incorporation in 1917. It continues to have a significant positive economic impact in the city one hundred years later with data showing that creative industries comprise over 14% of total employment across all industries in the city in 2014, nearly double that of the Los Angeles region. The Creative Economy Report of Culver City was commissioned to replicate, to the extent possible, the analysis performed in the annual Otis Report on the Creative Economy of the Los Angeles Region. It is the very first time this analysis has been applied by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) to a single city. Data was collected from federal and state agencies, the Culver City Unified School District, and from the City’s Finance Department, Cultural Affairs Division and the Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department. Industry-level data covered a ten year period starting in 2005, with the report’s analysis focusing primarily on 2014. The data sets were supplemented with short profiles of ten establishments representing Culver City’s creative economy.
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