Otis College of Art and Design has commissioned the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) to generate the Annual Report on the Creative Economy of the Los Angeles Region (Otis Report) since 2007. The Otis Report is an invaluable tool to assess the tremendous impact and influence of the creative sector on the state and regional economy.
Now in its fourth year, the Otis Report on the Creative Economy of California features an expansion highlighting local creative industries via eight regional snapshots, developed with support from the California Arts Council. The regions include the Bay Area, Capital Region, Central Coast, Central Valley, Inland Empire, San Diego and the Imperial Valley, Southern California, and Upstate California.
“The statewide Otis Report has been a game-changer for California’s arts field over the past three years and its effectiveness has been championed by the leadership of our state's Joint Committee on the Arts,” said Craig Watson, Director, California Arts Council. “California’s competitive edge nationally, and globally, is made possible as a result of innovative and creative leaders investing in our towns and cities. Now, with the new regional snapshots made available in this year’s report, local communities can pinpoint the direct role they play in advancing the success of their region, and of our entire state.”