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Welcome to Creative Economy Week in Eau Claire!

During Creative Economy Week we’ll shine a spotlight on the strong and growing arts and culture economy in Eau Claire and the Chippewa Valley. We want to recognize the efforts and importance of the creative class workers that add to the quality of life we enjoy in Eau Claire.

The creative economy is a powerful engine of growth and community vitality. Together, artists, cultural nonprofits, and creative businesses produce and distribute cultural goods and services that generate jobs, revenue, and quality of life. A thriving cultural sector leads to thriving communities. The arts and culture sector in the U.S. is a $699 billion industry, providing 4.3 percent of the nation’s GDP. This impact drives economic development on the national, state, regional, and local level.

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Sarah Jayne Johnson

Esjay Copywriting
Eau Claire, WI

Sarah Jayne Johnson is the co-owner of a new small business in the Chippewa Valley, Esjay Copywriting. She graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 2014 with a degree in Creative Writing and Communications and is a member and contributor to the Chippewa Valley Writer's Guild.