Economics Club: Cultural Sector Economic Impact
Join us for our August Economics Club Breakfast, when we'll hear about the creative sector economy across the Commonwealth and here in York County. Our guest speakers will explain a bit about the pandemic's impact on cultural organizations and outline strategies for enhancing community competitiveness through the creative sector. We'll also hear about initial findings from the recent cultural/outdoor assets survey and public funding study done jointly with YCEA and Fourth Economy and the impact of the cultural community on York's overall economic recovery.
About the Presenters
Karl Blischke, Executive Director
PA Council on the Arts
Karl Blischke has held a variety of senior-level, public positions and has more than 20 years of hands-on experience, and overall managerial responsibility, promoting vibrant and prosperous communities through cultural and economic development.
In Pennsylvania, Karl was part of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, directing its Arts in Education and Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts programs, which provide unprecedented access to arts funding and technical assistance for the creative industry in the commonwealth?s 67 counties.
In Florida, Karl joined the Governor?s Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development, where he was responsible for promoting job creation and community development in the state?s rural communities and directing programs aimed at increasing access to capital for small businesses. Following this work, Karl was named Director of Strategic Business Development for the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, focusing on the state?s efforts to diversify its economy and business attraction, expansion, and retention
Kelley Gibson, President
Cultural Alliance of York County
Kelley Gibson is the President of the Cultural Alliance of York County, South-Central Pennsylvania?s only United Arts Fund, efficiently raising and re-granting critical operating support for arts and culture organizations and artists. As President, Kelley is responsible for the day-to-day leadership, management, and success of the organization, including grant management, staff development, fund development, fiscal management, and relationship building with business, government, and the community.
With 20 years of experience working with arts, culture, and community organizations for the betterment of York, Kelley?s areas of expertise include grantmaking, fundraising, and special event planning.
Annual Table Sponsors:
Glatfelter Insurance Group
Penn National Insurance
The Economics Club Breakfast series offers an informative monthly breakfast and provides attendees the opportunity to network with key business and community leaders. A variety of speakers discuss economic and business updates important to York County.
Contact Kyle Joines at 717.771.4584 to learn more about joining the Economics Club.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations for a full refund are accepted until seven days prior to an in-person event. Once the deadline is past, there is no refund for those who have registered for an in-person event and cancelled, and unpaid registrations will be billed for the function, whether they attend or not. Registrations may be transferred to another person upon notifying the York County Economic Alliance. No refunds are offered for cancellations of virtual event registrations, however a credit for a future virtual event can be applied for cancellations given within 48 hours of the event.