Creative Industries & Digital Media
Creative industries, (which includes information and communication technology, film and television, and digital media) have been growing in Windsor-Essex. A number of new companies with a focus on technology have located in the region.
Social media marketing firms, mobile application development companies, IT infrastructure specialists, film studios, and graphic design companies have recently established themselves in our area. In 2011 the University of Windsor announced the School of Visual Arts and the School of Music will be moving to Windsor’s downtown core. This will strengthen the connection between students in these faculties and the creative community in Windsor. Through additional announcements and local business growth, this sector is likely to experience growth in the next 3 to 5 years. (Workforce WindsorEssex: Promising Sectors 2012-2015.)
The local St. Clair College programs Entertainment Technology, Journalism, and TraDigital Animation are producing quality skilled labour. St. Clair’s animation program in particular has caught the attention of industry executives.