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7.02 Leisure programs, services, and parks contribute to economic development by attracting business to communities. (recreation, sport, arts, culture, outdoor/environmental)

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  2. [English] Mapping the Public Life of the Arts in America
    1999 - USA

    In America the nonprofit arts industry generates $36.8 billion in economic activity annually, support 1.3 million jobs and return $3.4 billion in federal income taxes.

  3. [English] Economic Restructuring through Culture in Small Towns and Rural Areas: Building Creative Rural Econo
    2008 - Canada

    The professionalization of urban planning which occurred in the 1950s and 1960s, and its institutionalization as a function of local government, undermined the more holistic views. The primary...

  4. [English] Thriving Arts : Thriving Small Communities
    2006 - USA

    The arts help to instill self-discipline, teamwork, improved mental and physical health, as well as greater civic engagement. In addition to supporting basic academic skills, the arts contribute...

  5. [English] Artists by Neighbourhood in Canada
    2005 - Canada

    ” The arts contribute to the quality of life as well as the social and economic vitality of communities. The arts may also attract talented people, jobs and investment to communities.”

  6. [English] Culture and Commerce: Traditional Arts in Economic Development
    2003 - USA

    Active cultural participation can build strong communities and create economic assets which can be harnessed for regional growth.

  7. [English] Choreographing community sustainability: The importance of cultural planning to community viability
    2007 - Canada

    "Many Canadian municipalities and city regions have recognized the importance of cultural development and planning in contributing to community identity and the ability to attract and retain...

  8. [English] Enhancing Cultural Capital: The arts and community development in Winnipeg
    2005 - Canada

    The presence of art activities and artists in the community contributes directly to quality of life and encourages investment in these neighbourhoods.

  9. [English] Artists’ Centers: Evolution and Impact on Careers, Neighborhoods and Economies
    2006 - USA

    “Artists’ centers make important contributions to regional economies and to the social, cultural, and commercial lives of their neighbors. “

  10. [English] Prince George Heritage Strategic Plan
    2006 - Canada

    “The conservation of heritage can increase property values and provide opportunities for business, property owners and tourism. A coordinated approach to heritage programming can take advantage of...

  11. [English] The Business of Culture: Canada’s Cultural Industries Annual Report 2006-07
    2007 - Canada

    Cultural industries drive significant economic activity: they contribute close to $28 billion to Canada’s economy on an annual basis, accounting for 2.5 percent of Canada’s gross domestic product....

  12. [English] Heritage Institutions in Canada: Impacts and Benefits
    2001 - Canada

    “Canada’s heritage institutions are an important component of the arts and culture sector. They form a large and key cultural attraction to the communities in which they are located and are of...

  13. [English] Arts & Economic Prosperity III: The Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts and Culture Organizations and
    2008 - USA

    Arts-centric businesses are contributing significantly to state and local economies across the country—representing 4.3 percent of all businesses and 2.2 percent of all jobs in the United States....

Leadership Provided By:

  • Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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