Living

Birmingham’s creative economy is only as strong as the spirit of community that supports its development. Find physical and virtual networks to meet, communicate and collaborate. Seek out new experiences to expand your horizons. Make friends. Make places. Be inspired.

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Working

Whether commercial or nonprofit, individual or collective, discover avenues to expand your market share, earning potential or bottom line. Never before has Jefferson County been so perfectly positioned to nurture imaginative endeavors. Prepare for your professional progress.

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Learning

You’re never too young to start and you’re never too old to stop. Build your technical, entrepreneurial or creative skills. Locate programs, classes and workshops that can connect your passion and purpose to your present-or-future occupation. Invent or reinvent yourself.

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Growing

Stay competitive. Be on your toes. Connect with local, regional and national data and trends, service organizations, and opportunities in the creative industries. Become your own most knowledgeable resource as you navigate the new creative economy, here at home and across the country.

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“The academy has given me some confidence in my artwork. At first I didn’t really think of it as anything more than scribbles, but now I look at my work as art. It has helped me realize that there are some good parts of Ensley, and people want to change the way their community is viewed.”

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“Running a business is a lot of work. It’s not for the faint of heart. You may look at your bank account and get discouraged, but just hang in there. Keep working hard and it will pay off. Understand your craft, join a networking group, learn to market and build your brand, work hard & keep the Faith!”

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