Economic Impact of Arts and Culture

In 2010, the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission completed an “Economic Impact of the Arts and Cultural Industry in the Blue Ridge Region of Virginia” and an “Economic Impact of the Arts and Cultural Industry in the City of Roanoke”.

In 2013, the City of Roanoke requested that the staff of the Roanoke Valley – Alleghany Regional Commission revisit aspects of those reports to again determine the economic contribution of arts and culture on the Region.

Staff of the Roanoke Valley – Alleghany Regional Commission (RVARC) utilized results from a survey performed in the summer of 2013 to determine the contribution of arts and cultural organizations located within the City of Roanoke’s jurisdictional boundaries. Fifteen organizations responded to the survey. Detailed information in expenditures and visitation was collected.

View the impact study at http://www.rvarc.org/work/2013%20Economomic%20Impact%20final.pdf.

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