Knight Creative Communities Initiative Evaluation—2007-2008

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The objective of the Knight Creative Communities Initiative (KCCI) was to promote community transformation based on Richard Florida’s creative class theory to stimulate economic development. KCCI was implemented by Richard Florida's consulting firm, Creative Class Group, in Charlotte, North Carolina; Duluth, Minnesota/Superior, Wisconsin; and Tallahassee, Florida.

The KCCI final evaluation report begins with an overview of the logic of KCCI. It then examines participants’ experience of the initiative, from March 2007 to March 2008, using a chronological structure: the selection of community catalysts, the initial two-day seminar, the organization of the action teams, and the history of the teams. The report concludes with a framework for evaluating the medium- and long-term impacts of KCCI on the three communities.


The Knight Creative Communities Initiative (KCCI) evaluation was undertaken at the request of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.



Date Posted: 09 May 2017