As the Grass Valley City Council and the planning staff think about future development, they need to consider where and how jobs will be created.
Richard Florida has column worth their consideration at CATO Unleashed: THE FUTURE OF THE AMERICAN WORKFORCE IN THE GLOBAL CREATIVE ECONOMY
The U.S. is at the forefront of this global creative economy. Over the next decade, it’s projected to add 10 million more creative sector jobs, according to the newest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. At the present rate of increase, creative jobs alone will soon eclipse the total number of jobs in all of manufacturing. Already, more than 40 million Americans work in the creative sector, which has grown by 20 million jobs since the 1980s. It accounts for more than $2 trillion USD—or nearly half—of all wages and salaries paid in the U.S.
Future development must promote the development of an a local creative economy. It is not more of the same. Being a visionary is truely hard work.