Economic impact of Arts and Culture 2017 report


2The Economic Impact
of Arts and Culture
T H E R EG I O N A L A RT S & C U LT U R E CO U N C I L A N D
Americans for the Arts conducted a study of 183 nonprofit
arts organizations in Clackamas, Multnomah and
Washington Counties. Their combined spending in 2016
was $214.4 million, and they employed 7,992 FTE.
More than 3.9 million people attended an arts event in
2016, and spent an average of $22.35 per person as a
result of attending the event, above and beyond the cost of
admission, for a total of $116 million. For example, when
patrons attend a cultural event, they may pay to park their
car, eat dinner in a restaurant, shop in nearby stores, and
pay a babysitter when they get home. Non-local attendees
may spend the night in a hotel. These dollars generate
commerce for local businesses.
The combined spending of arts organizations and
their audiences totaled $330.4 million. This spending
supports 11,505 full-time equivalent jobs in the region
and generates more than $27.7 million in local and state
government revenue. Investments in arts and culture
pay fantastic dividends for the greater economy and
help fund other vital public services.
More than 15% of all attendees were visitors from outside
the area, contributing more than $32 million to local
hotels, restaurants, retail shops and other local companies.
Almost 80% of these visitors reported that their primary
reason for travelling was specifically to attend that arts and
culture event.
BY THE NUMBERS
KEY FINDINGS
$214.4 million Arts organization
expenditures
$116 million
Spending by
audiences
$330.4 million
Total economic
impact
11,505
Full time jobs
$14 million
State government
revenue
$13.7 million
Local government
revenue
racc.org © 2017, The Regional Arts & Culture Council, Portland, Oregon


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