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Showcase Sector: Cultural & Creative

The creative industries are worth more than £87bn in GVA to the UK and have a strong presence in the South East Midlands. Milton Keynes has the second highest proportion of SMEs in the high-tech and digital sectors and is also home to the internationally prominent Smart City programme, MK:Smart, led by the Open University, in partnership with BT and Milton Keynes Council. Investment in the creative and cultural sector is also important in strengthening the area’s visitor economy.

Cultural & Creative Sector Group

This sector group focuses on identifying strategic issues and encouraging investment to build on opportunities and strengths of the sector, and ensuring the high-quality promotion of the South East Midlands to enhance the visitor economy.

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Economic Plan

For further details about the South East Midlands’ Cultural and Creative sector strengths, visitor economy and cultural strengths, go to Chapters 2 and 3 of the Strategic Economic Plan.

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