Creative economy workshop to be held in Wiggins

Creative economy workshop to be held in Wiggins

WIGGINS, MS (WLOX) - The second annual Creative Economy Workshop will be held Thursday in the Community Arts Center at the Perkinston campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

The day-long event, which is hosted by the Stone County Economic Development Partnership, will share information on a variety of resources that are available to small communities.

Representatives from the Mississippi Arts Commission, Mississippi Main Street Association and others will be on hand to offer advice on the creative economies of small towns.

More than 60,000 people are employed across the state in the creative job sector, which includes fields such as design, culinary arts, museums and heritage.

The workshop's concept is to suggest new opportunities and ways to generate, attract and keep jobs in small communities in these fields.

The Stone County Economic Development Partnership is organized under the general laws of Mississippi as a not-for-profit, public corporation authorized by the Mississippi State Legislature in 1999. The organization plays a vital role in providing one voice to local business owners and those looking to locate in Stone County.

The event is open to the public, and the cost is $10. The program will kick off at 10 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m., with on-site registration opening at 9 a.m.

Online registration can also be completed by emailing

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