Wright State University released a study today to prove the creative industries in the region affect more than just quality of life, they have a tangible economic impact, as well.
More than 18,000 jobs are generated by “creative industries” — from performers to artists to publishers and others — according to the economic impact study from the university’s Center for Urban and Public Affairs. And the fields generate $2.4 billion in sales and $799 million in labor income.
“It has a major impact on not only the lifestyle and the quality of life, but certainly the economy. It puts real dollars into people’s pockets and really promotes job growth,” said Hank Dahlman, director of the Ohio Center of Excellence for Collaborative Education, Leadership & Innovation in the Arts at Wright State.
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