City doubles down on arts
Can learn something from Pittsfield, Mass.
BY ALEC JOHNSON REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN
Saturday, December 13, 2014 11:01 PM EST
TORRINGTON — The mayor, one year into in her first four-year term, is dusting off a downtown study that suggested encouraging what’s called a “creative economy” to spark revitalization.
It’s a catchy, economic development jargon for a shift toward creators — artists, architects, craftsmen — rather that the region’s historic and long suffering manufacturing base.