2007 Arts & Economic Prosperity
In 2007, Arts Alliance Illinois participated in Arts & Economic Prosperity III.
That report revealed nonprofit cultural organizations in Chicago are a $1 billion industry, whose economic impact includes more than $650 million in spending by local organizations and more than $430 million in event-related spending by their audiences -- far above the median of other regions in the study.
This $1 billion industry also generates:
- More than 30,000 full-time equivalent jobs
- More than $620 million in household income to local residents
- Close to $22 million in local government revenue
- $20 million in state revenue
Learn about the 2012 Arts & Economic Prosperity report, which found that nonprofit arts and culture organizations in Chicago and their audiences contribute at least $2.2 billion annually to the Chicago economy.