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Learn how we support 275+ local small businesses around the North Shore and Essex County through small business support and marketing initiatives, B2B opportunities, advocacy, access, and community.
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What We Do

The Creative Collective is a group of economic development strategists, small business supporters, activation specialists, and believers in the importance of the creative workforce.
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Managing and facilitating projects for municipalities, organizations, and businesses to create better opportunities.
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Highlighting the creative community, small businesses, events, and information on arts and culture happenings.
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We strive to create more equitable and modern business practices that lead to more sustainable and inclusive communities.
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People We Partner With

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Salem Main Streets

“Partnering with Creative Collective as co-organizers of the Salem Arts Festival was exactly the boost this important community event needed to take things to the next level.

The Creative Collective staff was able to bring on more sponsors and community partners than we had ever had, and make them all feel engaged in the event in...”