Creative Economy: Facts and Figures

Metropolitan Detroit is home to the highest concentrations and quantities of commercial and industrial designers of all U.S. metropolitan regions. Detroit’s professional creative industry is the third largest private sector employer in the city, employing approximately 12,300 individuals.

Going deeper: Detroit’s Creative Corridor is home to 4,000 creative sector employees, 200 individual creative sector companies and $640,000,000 in aggregate annual revenues.

The creative sector remains a growth sector. Talking jobs: while overall employment in Michigan is expected to grow by 7.6% from 2010 to 2018, jobs in the creative sectors served by the DC3 are expected to grow by 11.9%. And talking wages: these jobs are good – paying over 50% more than 2006 U.S. average wage: $64,768 vs. $42,535.