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Philanthropist David Bohnett on the Creative Economy of Southern California

By Danielle Brazell

As the Creative Capital of the United States, L.A.'s greatest export is culture. The creative economy is the 4th largest employment cluster (of 66) and accounts for 1 in 8 jobs in the County. Despite the depth and breadth of our creative industries, we cannot forget the importance of strengthening Los Angeles' creative core through strategic planning, workforce development, and direct investment by the public and private sectors. With such an impressive market edge, why are so many communities losing jobs? Who has access to the creative economy and who doesn't? Arts for

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