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The Creative Industries in North Dakota

The Creative Industries report offers a research-based approach to understanding the scope and economic importance of the arts in North Dakota. The creative industries are composed of arts-centric businesses that range from nonprofit museums, symphonies, and theaters to for-profit film, architecture, and advertising companies. The creative industries are the high-octane fuel that drives the “information economy”—the fastest growing segment of the nation’s economy. For more information, visit:

North Dakota Council on the Arts' Arts & Economic Impact Study

A copy of the study is avaialable via this link. Results from a study conducted by Americans for the Arts in partnership with the North Dakota Council on the Arts, were released on October 17, 2007. The study examined the economic impact of nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences in the state of North Dakota. Compelling new evidence from this study indicates that the nonprofit arts and culture are a $102 million industry in the state of North Dakota - one that supports 2,441 full-time equivalent jobs and generates $9 million in local and state government revenue.

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