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Franklin: Creative class

The creative class includes people in occupations that require creativity, knowledge and working with ideas. Such occupations include architects, engineers, artists, musicians, librarians, social and physical scientists, and many more.  


The Economic Research Service (ERS) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture has found a strong relationship between the presence of a creative class and positive regional development and growth. People in the creative class are drawn to areas with a high quality of life, and in turn provide a unique combination of knowledge and ideas that further promotes development. Attracting and retaining these workers is a potential development strategy.


Here, we show the percent of all workers age 16 and older employed in creative class occupations averaged for the years 2007-2011. 


Note: Please see the ERS website ( for more information on creative class codes and ERS methodology, and see ( for a more comprehensive list of creative class occupations.

Source: 2000, 2007-2011. US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, Creative Class Codes, (; DATE LAST UPDATED: August 10, 2015.

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