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Arts & Economic Prosperity 5

The Economic Impact of the Nonprofit Arts and Culture Industry in the City of Worcester

Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 provides evidence that the nonprofit arts and culture sector is a significant industry in the City of Worcester—one that generates $125.7 million in total economic activity. This spending—$64.5 million by nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and an additional $61.2 million in event-related spending by their audiences—supports 4,062 full-time equivalent jobs, generates $72.8 million in household income to local residents, and delivers $9.9 million in local and state government revenue. This economic impact study sends a strong signal that when we support the arts, we not only enhance our quality of life, but we also invest in the City of Worcester’s economic well-being.