Essential Features For Analyzing the Creative Economy

The Creative Vitality Suite is an online creative sector data tool designed for arts agencies and economic development offices. Our data are used to document the economic impact of the creative sector at the regional, state, and local levels.

Define the region of analysis

CVSuite offers data for every state, metropolitan statistical area (MSA), county, and ZIP Code in the United States. Users can investigate and compare any region.

Share a Snapshot Report

The CVSuite offers a one-page report that provides an overview of the creative economy activity happening in your region. The report includes the creative vitality index value, information on creative occupation jobs, creative industry earnings, and arts-nonprofit revenue. Download, print, and share with your staff, board, and legislators.

Present the most current annual trends

CVSuite has the most current creative economy data available for regions throughout the United States. Users can analyze annual trends beginning in from 2011, with new data years added every fall.

Benchmark with the Creative Vitality Index (CVI)

With the Creative Vitality Index, users can compare the concentration of creative economy in their region to the U.S. average and other comparison regions. The CVI combines core creative occupations, creative industry sales, and arts-nonprofit revenues into a simple index value.

Select your creative economy codes

There are 98 industry codes and 85 occupation codes to analyze within the tool. Users can select codes to be congruent with their state arts agency or economic development office. Code selection allows users to analyze specific creative sectors.

Reliable and trusted data sources

CVSuite partners with Emsi, which cleans and validates national economic data from over 80 different sources. The national data includes the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Measure inclusion and diversity in the workforce

With demographic data, users can gain insights on inclusivity, equity, and age distribution in the creative workforce.  

Examine different employment types

Users can examine various employment types. Jobs can be grouped by salaried employment (full-time and part-time jobs) as well as the self-employed and extended proprietors (workers who report secondary income).

Smart. Simple. Effective.

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