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Document Number: 6157

Creative Industries 2005: The Congressional Report - The creative industries are a growing sector of the nationís economy and include both for-profit and nonprofit businesses involved in the creation or distribution of the arts. This report statistically measures the scope and economic size of the arts in terms of the type and number of arts-centric businesses and employees. The 2005 analysis revealed that 578,487 arts-centric businesses exist across the nation and employ 2.965 million individuals. Comparing 2004 to 2005 data, the number of arts-centric businesses grew 5.5% (548,281 to 578,487) as compared to a growth rate of 3.8% for all U.S. businesses (12.8 million to 13.3 million). (Americans for the Arts, March 2005) ...


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