The creative industries in Los Angeles are a major player in the regional economy, generating more than 640,000 jobs and over $200 billion in sales revenue. And the creative economy in Los Angeles goes far beyond our world-famous film and entertainment industries, encompassing a range of creative fields and disciplines that make L.A. the creative capital of the United States.
There are more artists, writers, filmmakers, actors, dancers and musicians living and working in LA than any other city at any other time in the history of civilization. With more than 1,000 annual theatrical productions and more than 800 museums and art galleries, arts and culture are a major driver of the regional economy and contribute to the exceptional quality of life found here.
Los Angeles also boasts internationally-renowned design, architecture, and advertising firms, and is one of the most important fashion industry centers in the world. With a vibrant prototyping and manufacturing sector, world-class art and design colleges providing talent and resources, and a local population that embraces new ideas, L.A. can turn creative concepts into reality like no place on earth.
The Creative Economy: Real Business
A Sample of the Creative Economy Leaders Based in the City of Los Angeles
The Otis Creative Economy Report
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