SB 112 establishes a “council” on the creative economy.
This bill creates a permanent council designed to identify opportunities to spend state and federal dollars to promote the creative economy.
Creative economy is a term coined by John Howkins in 2001 to describe economic systems
where value is based on novel imaginative qualities rather than the traditional resources of land,
labor, and capital. While economic interaction in this space is exciting, the last thing that creativity needs is the state to define it, fund it, and regulate it.
Unelected councils are creating more regionalism and taking local control and the ability to govern themselves further away from the taxpayers. There is rarely much transparency with regional or unelected councils.