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A Study on the Regional Ecosystem for Developing a Creative talent-based industry

Author Lee Wonvin et al. Date 2019.12.20 Page
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Recently, creative talent-based industries(local creative industries) based on regional identity, such as single-person creators, independent bookstores, local magazines and community cafes, have emerged as an important factor in regional competitiveness.

In this study, we intend to explore policy implications for revitalizing the local start-up ecosystem by analyzing the characteristics and integration factors of the Local creative industry.

The creative talent-based industry is defined as a new type of small business based on local specialized resources led by creative talent (local creators) This is distinct from the general concept of small business owners, self-employed people, etc.

People who work in highly creative fields are called the creative classes, the general creators.

On the other hand, local creative people (local creators) are a new type of people who use local cultures and characteristics to create value and pursue a business style that builds communities based on the region.

This study confirmed that the type and size of cities had various effects on the aggregation of local creators.

The larger the population, the higher the concentration of the local creator industry.

Urban factors in large cities are more important than the size of the population, In other words, a sophisticated commercial space that can consume urban culture, not the size of the city itself, facilitates the aggregation of related industries, representative industries.

In order for the local creator industry to develop with urban culture, local cities must strengthen their own cultural identity, and at the same time, commercial spaces that improve the city's living standards will have to be activated.

To this end, it is necessary to create a startup ecosystem, such as strengthening capabilities of local creators, expanding education, and promoting start-ups that are innovative in life.

It is also important to form a commercial ecosystem, such as regulation of gentrification, formation of commercial districts based on regional characteristics, and activation of collaboration among local creators.

In addition, by establishing and operating a craftsmanship college, the government should establish a foundation for fostering and emitting local creators, and eventually strive to create a regional innovative ecosystem.