Paducah CVB Joins National Study Measuring Economic Impact of Arts & Culture
The Paducah Convention and Visitors Bureau signed on as a partner in a national research study measuring the economic impact of arts and cultural activities in the city.
The Americans for the Arts study titled "Arts and Economic Prosperity V" analyzes financial information from nonprofit arts and culture organizations and audience intercept surveys to determine a monetary total demonstrating the impact of arts in the community.
Paducah CVB Marketing Director Laura Schaumberg Oswald says she hopes the findings will help organizations as they pursue grants and funding.
A 2012 Americans for the Arts study found nonprofit arts and culture generated nearly $40 million dollars for the greater Paducah area, supported more than 530 full-time equivalent jobs and more than $2 million in local and state government revenue.