The Globe Dye Works complex gets a hefty nod from the city’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy. The Three-Year index of Creative Vitality in Philadelphia tries to measure Philadelphia’s creative economy against the nation.
Check out these awesome quotes from the report:
Creative entrepreneurs of all kinds—from a renowned steel drum maker to painters and art framers to a wooden boat company—are heading north. Not to New York, but to Frankford, the once-thriving, historically working-class neighborhood just six miles north of Center City Philadelphia. What’s drawing them there is Globe Dye Works, a former textile manufacturing site-turned-creative compound.
The complex is considered a great example of industrial reuse and adaptation by the city, which itself is considered to be ahead of the curve nationally in the creative economy.