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The Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development has designated the Montserrat College of Art as part of the state’s Creative Economy Network. The network is a regional attempt to speed up the economic growth of the Commonwealth’s creative industries. “Montserrat is proud to be named the North Shore regional leader of the Creative Economy Network in Massachusetts,” said Stephen Immerman, president of Montserrat College of Art. “We look forward to working with our partners across the region to facilitate collaboration and promote opportunities for creative and innovative business to grow and thrive on the North Shore.” According to the state, the creative industries include innovative video game companies, cultural nonprofits, design, marketing and architecture firms, and also the people who write books, film movies, create art, and record music.