I wanted to share some great news from one of our Creative Communities – Noosa, Australia!
In April, the Creative Class Group commenced a year-long partnership with Stockwell’s Noosa Civic Business Park and the Sunshine Regional Coast to bring our Creative Communities Leadership Program to Noosa. After only 6 months, the Noosa catalysts are having an amazing impact on their community. Check out the release below that highlights their successes:
NCA ESTABLISHES SOLID PLATFORM TO GROW CREATIVE AND KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY
The Noosa Creative Alliance has taken its next step in developing Noosa’s economic base by formalizing its organizational structure into an Incorporated Association.
Having risen from Richard Florida’s Creative Communities Leadership Program which was instigated by Stockwells Noosa Civic Business Park in conjunction with the Sunshine Coast Regional Council and supported by the Department of Regional Development, the Alliance has now set down a solid platform to springboard the innovative projects it already has well underway and develop some further projects in the future. The five projects it is currently undertaking include:
The original 30 catalyst strong membership base who were tasked with developing projects which would drive Noosa’s creative and knowledge economy forward, has now grown to some 40 plus.
Whilst the new association name will be formerly known as the Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance Inc the group will continue trading as the Noosa Creative Alliance as it completes its 12 month pilot program.
Stockwell Managing Director Mark Stockwell congratulated the Noosa Creative Alliance members on their foresight and commitment to the program. “When we embarked on this project we were looking for 30 key business and community leaders who were keen to see Noosa develop its economic base,” Mr Stockwell said.
“There is no doubt that the caliber of talent we have uncovered in Noosa through this program and the commitment to Noosa will see the area continue to emerge as a knowledge and creative economy.”
Cool Ideas start up business operator and Acting Chariperson Marcus Xavier has been working closely with the NCA catalyst to assist with moving the catalyst projects forward.