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Arts and the Economy
Dynamic cultural institutions and events increase a city’s appeal to companies considering facility relocation, have positive impacts on tourist spending and downtown development, and enhance educational and literacy measures for both children and adults.
More than $131 million — that’s how much just 34 entities represent in supporting the local economy. When the impact of all of the city’s cultural activities is considered, the outstanding return on the public dollar the arts industry generates makes it an excellent investment in Jacksonville’s prosperity.
Read the 2012 Economic Impact Report for more information.