Wednesday, August 9, 2017

A new study by Americans for the Arts revealed that the nonprofit arts and culture industry in the Black Hills Region of South Dakota generates more than $114 million per year in economic activity. Spending by arts nonprofits and their audiences also supports 3,573 full-time equivalent jobs and generates $10 million in tax revenue.

The study, titled Arts and Economic Prosperity 5, examined 341 communities and regions around the country. Americans for the Arts partnered with the Rapid City Arts Council to examine data from the Black Hills Region, which includes Butte, Custer, Fall River, Lawrence, Meade, Oglala Lakota, and Pennington Counties.

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Jack Caudill