Advocacy - Economic Impact of the Local Arts Community

The arts and creative industries are major economic drivers in Orange County and throughout the Southern California region.

The Otis Report on the Creative Economy of the Los Angeles Region reports that 1 out of 7 jobs today are in the creative industries. Read their latest report here.

Since 1990, Chapman University’s Argyros School of Business and Economics, A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research has prepared a study entitled Economic Impact of the Nonprofit Arts on Orange County (on behalf of the Orange County Business Committee for the Arts). Its 2010 report determined that the nonprofit arts alone in Orange County contribute nearly $500 million to the local economy.