Economic Impact

Arts Economic Impact Numbers

In a convergence of artistic achievement and economic vitality, the Springfield Regional Arts Council has unveiled the findings of the Arts & Economic Prosperity Study 6, shedding light on the cultural landscape that defines Springfield, MO. For a year, the SRAC worked with a team of arts leaders across Springfield, MO gathering more than 1,000 audience surveys and organizational data. The results show a remarkable growth in the arts and culture community!

Prepare for the numbers:

$89,230,070 in direct economic activity

- $28,482,724 in organizational spending

- $60,747,346 in audience expenditure

The economic impact includes:

1,160 supported jobs

$50,944,007 in personal income for residents

$2,027,397 local tax revenue

$2,410,023 state tax revenue

$9,112,217 federal tax revenue

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  • Click HERE for the Springfield MO One-Sheet
  • Click HERE for the Final Springfield Report
  • Click HERE for the Summary of Findings For All Communities
  • Click HERE for the Project Summary
  • Click HERE for The Detailed Datatables
  • Click HERE for the National Brochure
  • Click HERE for the National Report

Leslie Forrester

Executive Director

Emily Hertzog

Director of Programs & Exhibitions

Sarah Abele

Director of Marketing & Development

Keisha McMillen

Operations Manager

Tanna Johnson


Claire Utley

Corporate Art & First Friday Art Walk Coordinator
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