About King County Creative

The Creative Economy Initiative

King County has long been home to artists, filmmakers, musicians, union crews, and content creators who help make this region culturally vibrant and economically strong. The Creative Economy Initiative is focusing on Film and Music in particular as key elements of our creative economy.

Film and Television Production

King County has long been a home for filmmaking. But our state tax incentives and local infrastructure has not remained competitive with our neighbors to the north and south, making it difficult to attract films. King County will work to improve our edge, generate jobs and stimulate business in the local economy through film.

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Regional Music Industry & Artists

Music is a huge thread in the fabric of life in our region. Groundbreaking artists throughout the decades have come from Puget Sound to change the way that music is recorded, produced, promoted and performed. Today, while our music legacy continues to evolve, explosive growth and the rising cost of living is putting pressure on the people and venues that made us. The Creative Economy Initiative will work to address the needs of music artists in our region. 

King County’s Creative Economy Initiative (King County Creative) has three primary goals:

  • Leverage King County resources and assets to equitably grow the regional film industry
  • Leverage King County resources and assets to equitably grow the regional music industry
  • Work to preserve artistically generative spaces throughout King County

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“I am shaking things up and encouraging the creative economy so that we not only bring more jobs, but add to our cultural life, and share our unique Northwest perspective with the world.”

King County Executive Dow Constantine

King County Executive Dow Constantine announces the launch of the Creative Economy Initiative at Twede’s Cafe in North Bend, more familiar to TV watchers as the Double R Diner from “Twin Peaks”