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Event - May 2008

Harnessing Brooklyn’s Creative Capital

The full transcript from the Center and BEDC's March 5 forum which examined the size and scope of the self-employed creative sector in Brooklyn, the unique challenges facing these professionals and public and private sector strategies for supporting this part of the borough's economy. Panelists included Scott Adkins, Pauline Barfield, Sara Horowitz, and Michael Kelly.

Tags: economic growth boroughs brooklyn creative economy

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On March 5, 2008, the Center for an Urban Future and the Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation held a forum examining the size and scope of the self-employed creative sector in Brooklyn, discussed the unique challenges and obstacles facing self-employed creative professionals and explored public and private sector strategies for supporting this part of the borough’s economy. Panelists included Scott Adkins, Playwright; Founder, Brooklyn Writers Space; Pauline Barfield, President, Barfield Public Relations; Sara Horowitz, Founder and Executive Director, Freelancers Union and Michael Kelly, Principal, Michael Kelly Design; Adjunct Professor, Pratt Institute. The discussion was moderated by Jonathan Bowles, Director, Center for an Urban Future.