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The Arts & Culture Sector is an Economic Engine for Allegheny County, PA

  • Posted Apr 08, 2013

In partnership with Americans for the Arts, the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council (GPAC) surveyed 120 arts and culture organizations and 918 audience members in Allegheny County PA to determine the economic impact of the arts & culture industry on its county’s economy.  Based on data and analysis from the Cultural Data Project, the Local Arts Index report on Allegheny County, Pittsburgh TODAY, and the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, GPAC found that direct expenditures of $686 million annually by cultural organizations and their audiences yielded $410 million in household income, $74 million in tax revenues, and 20,550 full-time equivalent jobs.

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