A strong creative sector makes for a cool place to live, for young and old alike. Columbia County has a lot of momentum in the coolness category. For one thing, we have a history of independent business ownership. Entrepreneurship isn’t just something we talk about; it’s our way of life. You’ll be happy to shop locally because our businesses are as unique as their owners. And talk about the arts: you don’t have to leave the County to see an opera at the Met. Just walk down to TSL and watch it live in HD.
The creative sector includes arts and culture, and just about every other facet of our local economy. Creativity and innovation can lead to entrepreneurship and job creation. It cuts across industries, including agriculture and the arts, manufacturing and education, high technology and entertainment. We have jewelry designers and manufacturers, graphic designers, artisans involved in every aspect of historic building restoration, web developers, guilders, fine art restorers, you name it.
And because we have such a diverse population, with a wide variety of interests and talents, we have this really cool convergence of tastes and values. There truly is something for everyone.