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Creative Economy Collaborative assisting city with public arts planning

The Creative Economy Collaborative has completed the Cook County Cultural Plan
The Creative Economy Collaborative has completed the Cook County Cultural Plan

The Creative Economy Collaborative (CEC) has been in the making since 2015. The intent of the CEC is to contribute to the social and economic future of Cook County through the arts. The CEC has involved government officials, some business owners and many artists.

The group recently released a report, "Leveraging Creativity: Cook County Cultural Plan." And, in recent months, the CEC has been working with the City of Grand Marais and the Highway 61 Steering Committee on the amenities that may be installed along the highway corridor passing through the city. 

To learn more about the CEC and how it working with the city on the Highway 61 project, WTIP's Rhonda Silence spoke with Cook County/Grand Marais Economic Development Authority Executive Director Mary Somnis and Grand Marais Art Colony Artistic Director Ruth Pszwaro about the CEC and the highway project. 

Here's that conversation. 

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