That is, in jobs and job creation.
Although if all of the regular readers remember, Philadelphia was also ranked #1 in "Top US Cities for Culture," but that is a separate discussion altogether. Now, we're talking about jobs, tourism, and economic impact.
Here are some of the highlights:
- $3.3 Billion impact
- 11 arts/culture jobs for every 1,000 residents
- $500 Million in combined income
- Tourists for cultural events spend almost $240 Million (just on meals before/after)
There are more numbers to discuss, but you get the idea. Bottom line, Philadelphia creates jobs through art. Know it, embrace it, and spread the word to all of your out-of-town friends/family.