On the Cover
January / February 2004
Photograph by Kenton Williams
A University of Maine graduate student in spatial information science and engineering, and winner of the third
annual Downtown Photo Show, sponsored by Bangor Center Corp.
Indigo Sky Bangor
Downtown Bangor is one of many Maine
communities exploring the potential of the creative economy — an
economic model with arts, culture and innovation at its core. As part of
economic development, a critical mass of artistic and cultural
creativity can help revitalize communities, create jobs to retain young
people, attract tourist dollars and contribute to a region's quality of
The creative economy encourages
synergies that lead to new companies based on ideas and technology.