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Aug 03, 2017

Despite the popular stereotype of the starving artist, nonprofit arts and culture organizations put tens of thousands of people to work. Arts and Economic Prosperity 5, the latest economic impact study by Americans for the Arts, revealed that New Jersey’s nonprofit arts and culture sector supports 14,342 full-time equivalent jobs and over $340 million in annual household income.

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Aug 03, 2017

Arts and culture nonprofits in the state of Nevada generated a staggering $471 million in economic activity in 2015, according to a recent economic impact study by Americans for the Arts. The study, titled Arts and Economic Prosperity 5, collected data from 341 study regions nationwide.

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Aug 03, 2017

Missoula, also known as the Garden City, serves as a hub of arts and culture in the state of Montana. A new study called Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 reveals that arts and culture nonprofits in Missoula generated $54 million in economic activity in 2015.

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Aug 02, 2017

Nonprofit arts leaders in Springfield, Missouri have always known that arts and culture play a crucial role in the local economy, but now they have hard data to prove it. Arts and Economic Prosperity 5, a new study by Americans for the Arts, reports that Springfield arts and culture nonprofits generate $26.9 million in economic activity annually.

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Aug 01, 2017

Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research at Americans for the Arts, visited Paducah, Kentucky this July to discuss the findings of the latest economic impact study he spearheaded. The report, titled Arts and Economic Prosperity 5, measured the impact of nonprofit arts and culture organizations in 341 study regions across the country, including the City of Paducah.

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Aug 01, 2017

Residents of Wichita, Kansas have bragging rights: their city has the most lucrative nonprofit arts industry in the state. According to Americans for the Arts’ Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 study, arts and culture nonprofits contributed $94.7 million to Wichita’s economy in 2015.

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Aug 01, 2017

Des Moines, Iowa is the fastest growing city in the Midwest. Just last year, greater Des Moines added 12,145 residents to reach a total population of 634,725. With this influx of people comes economic growth, to which the city’s nonprofit arts and culture sector makes a significant contribution.

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Aug 01, 2017
On Friday, July 28, the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) and Americans for the Arts signed a first-of-its-kind collaboration supporting the military and their families. The State Military and Veterans Arts Initiative seeks to increase visibility, understanding, and support for the care of persons across the military continuum (to include active duty and reserve service members, veterans, their families, and caregivers) and the role the arts can play in their health and wellness. 
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Jul 28, 2017

When people think about lucrative industries, the nonprofit arts and culture sector likely isn’t the first that comes to mind. However, in Hawaii, nonprofit arts organizations contribute over $205 million per year to the economy, which includes supporting nearly 6,000 full-time equivalent jobs.

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Jul 28, 2017

In an editorial for the New London Day, Lisa McGinley discusses the impact that the arts and culture sector has on the economy as a whole.

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