Prioritize creativity. Find the innovators.

The global economy is shifting to an economy of ideas and innovation.  Now, America faces what Newsweek has dubbed “the Creativity Crisis.”  The world looks for new insights, fresh ideas and out-of-the-box thinking that will lead to the necessary innovation we need to address global change.  As the need for innovation increases, community and business leaders are increasingly asking: “Where are the innovators?”

Creative Challenge, Inc was established to stimulate creativity in people, schools and businesses though education, communication and public policy.  We develop policy and strategies to implement legislation that will enhance innovation.

According to a coalition of researchers, 81% of American corporate leaders say that “creativity is an essential skill for the 21st century work force,” adding further that creativity is the skill most lacking in those entering the work force out of college.  IBM also conducted face-to-face interviews with 1500 CEOs across 60 nations and 33 industries, and 60% named creativity as the most important leadership skill.

Where are the innovators for the 21st century?  Are we preparing our students to succeed in a global economy?
Creative Challenge, Inc. works to develop policies—public and private- that change perspectives and allow innovation to bloom.

We are the originators of the Creative Challenge Index—a public policy initiative to increase the priority of creative work in schools.  We are currently advising campaigns for the policy in Oklahoma, Nebraska and California, and welcome discussions with all interested in promoting creativity.

See the map below for more information about what’s happening in all 50 states: