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  1. Salem, Massachusetts A Changing of Tides Jeff Meyers

  2. History • Salem was founded in the winter of 1623-1624 by the English • Name derived from Hebrew • In 1790 6th largest city in USA • Richest per capita • During the Industrial Revolution Salem became a manufacturing town • Tanneries and most notably Parker Brothers • Currently Salem is focusing on beginning its “Creative Economy”

  3. The Salem Witch Trials • Creepy guy • Roger Conant • The witch trials were in 1792 • Tourism is a huge part of Salem’s economy Picture courtesy of: www.newenglandtravelplanner.com

  4. The Make-up • 40,407 People • 85.4% White • 11.2% Latino • 3.2 % African American • 6.3% of families live below poverty line

  5. Government • One mayor • Eleven Councilmen • Seven in wards • Four at large • Meet two times a month

  6. Architecture Advertising Art Cultural Industries Design Education Film Games Historic Preservation Museums Music New Media Performing Arts Publishing Radio and television Software Tourism Web development Creative Economy

  7. Pros Tax incentives to business owners Put money into rebuilding public parts of city Cons It has taken nearly 15 years Will it all work? How has city government helped?

  8. In many ways Saratoga Springs has “creative economy” Salem can use it as an example How Does Salem MatchSaratoga Springs

  9. Salem Separted into wards in Salem Salem wishes to be a beacon of prosperity on the North Shore Can Athens Compare • Athens • Separated into Diems • Athens was a beacon of freedom and liberties in Greece

  10. What they were To show the inadequacies of the government What they have become The government appears to be doing well Find out why it has taken so long for the economy to get turned around My Goals

  11. Creative Economy Conference, comp. "What is Creative Economy." The Innovation Agenda: Growing the Economy in Massachusetts. 4 Dec. 2006 <http://www.creativeeconomy.us/aboutthecreativeeconomy7.html>. Duncan, Lynn. Telephone interview. 05 Dec. 2006. Keenan, John. Letter to Jeff Meyers. 27 Nov. 2006. Keenan, John. Letter to Jeff Meyers. 30 Nov. 2006. Salem Office Of Tourism &, comp. "Early Salem." Destination Salem. 4 Dec. 2006 <http://salem.org/17th_Century.asp>. Salem Office Of Tourism &, comp. "The 19th and 20th Centuries." Destination Salem. 4 Dec. 2006 <http://salem.org/19th.asp>. Salem Office Of Tourism &. "The Great Age of Sail." Destination Salem. 4 Dec. 2006 <http://salem.org/maritime.asp>. "Zip Code Tabulation Area 0197." U.S. Census Bureau. 4 Dec. 2006 <http://factfinder.census.gov/>. Work Cited