According to a study commissioned by Houston Arts Alliance, from 2014 to 2019 growth among creative occupations is expected to rise by 10 percent. This growth would no doubt be beneficial to the city’s overall economy, as in 2014 total earnings within the creative industry totaled $9.2 billion.
- Total earnings within the creative industry totaled $9.2 billion last year.
- The metro's creative workforce nearly totals 180,000 people.
- Non-creative industries like the oil and energy sectors are in need of creative professionals.