Torrington aims to reinvent itself with ‘creative economy’ 

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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.