Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 National Study


Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 (AEP6) National Study Reveals Significant Impact on Columbia, Tennessee

Every day, nonprofit arts and culture organizations across the United States contribute to the vitality of communities, fostering creativity, celebrating diversity, and bringing joy to residents. The Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 (AEP6) study demonstrates that investing in this sector is not only an investment in cultural enrichment but also in economic growth and community well-being.

In the City of Columbia, the arts and culture sector generated $6.1 million in economic activity during 2022. This included $2.6 million in spending by arts and culture organizations and an additional $3.5 million in event-related expenditures by their audiences according to the AEP6 report. This economic activity supported 100 jobs, provided $3.4 million in personal income to residents, and generated $973,986 in tax revenue to local, state, and federal governments.

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