Study shows $135.9M in economic activity by Savannah’s arts & cultural industry

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The arts and culture community has a lot of pull in Savannah. We saw that the last time city council tried to cut their funding of the arts to put more money into law enforcement.

A new national study claims the arts community here generates more than $135.9 million in economic activity a year. That includes the impact of some 4,500 full-time jobs and more than $2.5 million in tax revenue.

"It really shows that the investment in the arts is a really good thing for the overall economy," said Rebecca Brown, with the Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs.

The study was completed by Americans for the Arts.

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