Coming Attraction: See How Arts and Culture Impact Every State

The Bureau of Economic Analysis is lifting the curtain on the role arts and culture play in each state’s economy.

On March 6, BEA will premiere statistics showing for the first time how much arts and culture contribute to the gross domestic product, or GDP, of all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The arts and cultural economy includes music, theater, design, museums, historic sites, natural parks and more, as well as supporting industries such as broadcasting, filmmaking and publishing.

The report will also feature state summary sheets, making it easy to see each state’s leading arts and cultural industries, employment and compensation of employees, growth trends, national rankings, and other highlights.

Nationwide statistics will spotlight the trends for arts and cultural contributions to U.S. GDP, gross output, employment and compensation.

The report to be released Tuesday, March 6, at 10 a.m. Eastern time will provide the first estimates for 2015 and update previously released statistics for 2013 and 2014.

The Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account is supported by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Satellite accounts complement BEA’s core statistics by pulling together additional detail on specific industries, such as travel and tourism or outdoor recreation. Painting a more detailed portrait of the arts and cultural economy benefits arts organizations, businesses, economic developers, policymakers and others interested in this prominent part of the economy.

Find more information and previously released reports on the arts and culture page at

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