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Durham’s Nonprofit Arts and Culture Industry Generates $154,170,023 in Economic Activity and Supports 5,722 Jobs Annually According to Americans for the Arts

The nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $154,170,023 in annual economic activity in Durham County, NC; supporting 5,722 full-time equivalent jobs and generating $13,357,000 in local and state government revenues, according to the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 national economic impact study. Durham outperformed the national medians and similar study region medians in every study category.

The most comprehensive economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry ever conducted in the United States, Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 was conducted by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education. Durham County is one of 341 study regions across the United States that participated, and one of 30 communities in North Carolina that are represented in the study.


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