Archive for the ‘Staff’ Category

RTS announces Chris Beacham as new Principal

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

RTS and its Board of Directors announced today that Chris Beacham, Director of Economic Development Programs, has been named principal, joining Trent Williams and Dr. Stuart Rosenfeld in this role. Chris is the fourth principal  in the 20 year history of the organization.

The full press release is here.

New NGA Report Highlights RTS’ Work in the Creative Economy

Friday, January 16th, 2009

The National Governor’s Association report Using Arts and Culture to Stimulate State Economic Development provides the nation’s governors with ” examples from states across the country to help governors incorporate the arts and culture into their long-term economic development strategies.”  RTS’ work in Arkansas and North Carolina is featured prominently in the work.  The work specifically mentions RTS’ approach of using case studies as a way to ” provide powerful insight into a state’s cultural industries, illuminating the economic impact of specific industries, the relationships between various businesses and occupations, and the needs of various economic clusters.  The report can be downloaded from NGA’s site here.

RTS: “The Next Generation.”

Friday, January 16th, 2009

No not another Star Trek spin-off, but Stuart Rosenfeld traveled to the wintry climes of Minnesota to participate in the state’s 2009 Legislative Policy Conference entitled: “The ‘Next Generation’ Economy: Areas of Dynamic and Innovative Growth.”  Stuart gave a presentation entitled “Supporting & strengthening the knowledge economy”.  In the talk, Stuart talked about where Minnesota can invest to prosper in the global economy.  His recommendations included investing in: supporting sustainable clusters; higher education, particularly  community colleges;  innovation, including user-driven activities; arts & artisan-based enterprises; amenities and distinctive places; and, extending global connections  You can see Stuart’s entire presentation here.

Rocky Mountain Creativity

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Stuart Rosenfeld traveled to Denver recently to make a series of presentations relating to our work on Colorado’s creative economy.  Stuart gave the keynote speech at the annual Cultural Forum, which this year was entitled “Avancing Colorado’s Creative Economy.”  Our report to the Arts Council of Colorado that we worked as part of the Alliance for Creative Advantage will be released in January.