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Document Number: 5489

The Arts: A Competitive Advantage for California II - The study by the California Arts Council concludes that the impact of nonprofit arts and culture on the state's economy has increased by 152% to $5.4 billion since an earlier study in 1994. According to the study, the arts and culture generate billions annually, support a workforce of more than 160,000 and produce nearly $300 million in state and local taxes. Other findings include: California's nonprofit arts attract 71.2 million people; the impact of the nonprofit arts sector includes $2.7 billion in worker income; and nonprofit arts contribute to California's ranking as the most visited state in the nation. The authors also discovered that the creative industries fuel the rapid growth of the new "information economy" the fastest growing segment of the nation's economy. Executive Summary (California Arts Council, 2004) ...

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