The Economic Impact of Cultural Events in Denver

The Economic Impact of Cultural Events in Denver

Nov 01, 2016

Client Alert

Brownstein Client Alert, November 1, 2016

Last month the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (“CBCA”) rolled out its biennial Economic Activity Study of Metro Denver Culture (the “Activity Study”). The Activity Study examines self-reported data from 264 cultural organizations in the metro Denver area during the 2015 calendar year. It highlights the impact arts and culture have on the Denver community in terms of job growth, tourism, capital expenditures, volunteerism and outreach to children.

The results are outstanding: 13.9 million people attending cultural events in 2015, with the average metro Denver resident attending 4.5 events during the year. As a state, Colorado ranks at the top of the country for classical music concert, dance and theater performances, and art museum attendance.

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