Arts Bring Big Dollars and Now There’s Proof

Jun 23, 2017

The casualties when arts funding is cut goes beyond entertainment and creative genius according to a new study from the Americans for the Arts, local economies are impacted as well. The study is called “Arts and Economic Prosperity” and it looks at how many jobs are created by the arts, how much money is generated as a result of arts programs, and what amount local governments end up receiving in return for an investment in the arts.

Today on the show we’ll talk with Lydia Black with the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers and Laura Berns with the United Arts Council of Collier County about the thousands of jobs created in just Lee and Collier Counties- as well as the millions of dollars in revenue this beautiful corner of our economy generates.