The non-profit arts and sciences mean BIG BUSINESS for Flagstaff. The new study, Arts & Economic Prosperity: the Economic Impact of the Non-Profit Arts & Sciences in Flagstaff, Arizona, was published in September 2017 by Americans for the Arts with local data collection by the Flagstaff Arts Council. The title sponsor is the College of Arts & Letters at Northern Arizona University with major support from the City of Flagstaff’s BBB Revenues.

Arts & Economic Prosperity: the Report

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Citations for the Numbers

#1: The non-profit Arts & Sciences sector has a $89,796,546 dollar annual impact on Flagstaff’s economy. This figure represents total annual spending by fifty participating organizations in 2016, plus spending in the community by audiences when attending arts and sciences events and venues.

#2: Jobs total represents full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs supported by the total annual impact of $90
million. This is not the number of jobs in the non-profit arts and sciences sector in Flagstaff, but the number of jobs in all sectors (lawyers, plumbers, waiters, etc.) supported by the economic activity of the sector.

#3: This figure ($4,665,000) represents Flagstaff city and Coconino County tax revenue collected based on $90 million in annual economic impact. An additional $4,439,000 is collected in state tax revenue, for a total local collection of over $9 million.

#4: These figures are based on 2,748 audience-intercept surveys collected at 88 events in Flagstaff in 2016. It represents spending at local businesses in the community, and does not count the cost of admission or ticket price. $4.89 is spent on other/ miscellaneous.

#5: These figures are based on 2,748 audience intercept surveys collected at 88 events in Flagstaff in 2016. Tourists are counted as any individual with a primary residence outside of Coconino County.

Organization Economic Impact Calculator

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Additional Resources

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Publishers

Arts & Economic Prosperity: the Economic Impact of the Non-Profit Arts & Sciences in Flagstaff, Arizona, is published by Americans for the Arts, with local data collection by the Flagstaff Arts Council.

Study Partners

Title Sponsor

Major Study Partners

Additional Support

Theatrikos Theatre Company
Flagstaff Capoeira Amizade