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Report Finds Economic Impact of Arts and Cultural Sectors Growing, WA Leads States @ 11.9%

by Wellons, Richard

The Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account (ACPSA) released its latest report, finding that the arts and cultural sector contributed $804.2 billion (or 4.3 percent) to total U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) in 2016. This is a slight increase over the $763.6 billion (4.2 percent) reported in 2015. Each year, the ACPSA analyzes data from 35 industries involved in arts and cultural production - both commercial and non-profit. The report was produced by the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Office of Research & Analysis at the National Endowment for the Arts.

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