Otis' Report on the Creative Economy was released on February 6. This year's Report extended to the entire state of California. Robert Kleinhenz, LAEDC chief economist presented the data. Since its inception in 2007, the Report has been an invaluable tool to assess the tremendous impact and influence of the area’s creative sector on the economy. This year's report shows how the state’s economy is effected by jobs in the arts, design, education, entertainment, nonprofits, and independent creative professions, and provides a forecast for 2016, demonstrating the importance of California’s successful workforce investment and economic development strategies.