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Creative Economy Contributes $9 billion to Region

Creativity is a catalyst for business in Houston, contributing more than $9 billion to the local economy last year alone, according to a new study. Officials from the Houston Arts Alliance, along with Mayor Parker and other champions of the arts revealed the findings of the study titled The Creative Economy of Houston at a press conference on Tuesday. More than 150,000 people are employed by the creative industries in the 10-country region, an 8% increase over 2001. The study compared…

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Forbes: Houston Coolest Place to Live

The writers at Forbes get what makes a city cool. It's the interesting people and quirky places, innovative arts groups and multiculturalism. And, oh yes, a vibrant economy. So when the writers set out to select the coolest city to live in the U.S., it was clear Houston had this one in the bag. Forbes ranked the Bayou City No. 1 on the list out today. According to Forbes' take on Houston: "Over the past decade, the dreary corporate cityscape has been quietly transforming. Stylish housing…

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Forbes: Houston Coolest Place to Live

The writers at Forbes get what makes a city cool. It's the interesting people and quirky places, innovative arts groups and multiculturalism. And, oh yes, a vibrant economy. So when the writers set out to select the coolest city to live in the U.S., it was clear Houston had this one in the bag. Forbes ranked the Bayou City No. 1 on the list out today. According to Forbes' take on Houston: "Over the past decade, the dreary corporate cityscape has been quietly transforming. Stylish housing…

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