Lee County’s nonprofit arts and culture industry generated $68.3 million in annual economic activity in 2010 – supporting 2,038 full-time equivalent jobs and generating $9.4 million in local and state government revenues, according to the new Arts & Economic Prosperity IV national economic impact study. The most comprehensive economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry ever conducted in the United States, Arts & Economic Prosperity IV was directed by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, and administered locally by the Lee County Alliance for the Arts.
This study definitively confirms that the arts mean business. The arts inspire us and entertain us, but what is less known is that they’re a crucial aspect of our economy. Click the links below for more information. Visit the Americans for the Arts website to see the national study results.