2010 Economic Activity Study

2010 Economic Activity Study
of Metro Denver Culture

“The Business of Culture”

Click here for the study results brochure.

The Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) understands the economic value culture brings to metro Denver. For 20 years, CBCA has published biennial economic activity study results. Why? While we all know that the arts play a fundamental role in our quality of life and well-being, it is critical to be reminded that they also play an important role in business success and economic development in our communities. The money arts and cultural organizations spend on “the business of culture” provides jobs, pays taxes and encourages tourism. And, as you will see, the total economic activity generated by arts and culture is a large and significant number that makes quite a difference in the metro area.

The 2010 CBCA Economic Activity Study of Metro Denver Culture reflects information collected in 2009 from 92% of the nonprofits funded by Scientific Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) across the seven-county area including Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Jefferson and most of Douglas counties. The data was analyzed by Deloitte Consulting LLP and DualDraw LLC.

Over the years, information from this economic activity study has been used by for-profit executives, artists, politicians, members of the media, non-profit directors, local and national leaders and many others interested in exploring the connections between business and the arts and the ensuing benefits to our communities. CBCA releases this study with the hope that it will continue to encourage reflection and stimulate thought-provoking discussion.


Click here for the event and study press release.


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