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7.05 Small investments in recreation, sport, arts, culture, and parks often yield large economic returns from events, capital development, and ongoing services

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  2. [English] The Economic Significance of Amateur Sport and Active Recreation in Edmonton in 2000 (Final Report)
    2001 - Canada

    The City of Edmonton’s expenditures on amateur sport and active recreation in the year 2000 are estimated to have contributed to a total economic output for the region of approximately 22.67 times...

  3. [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.

  4. [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...

  5. [English] Property values, recreation values, and urban greenways
    2004 - Canada

    The effects of greenways are not always the same and benefits associated with particular greenways should not be assumed to be similar at other locations.

  6. [English] A Literature Review of the Evidence Base for Culture, the Arts and Sport Policy
    2004 - Scotland

    Scotland’s Centre for Cultural Policy review of the social and economic impacts of culture, the arts and sport provided robust research evidence, both national and international, on the reduction...

  7. [English] A case for investing in arts, culture and heritage infrastructure. Prepared for British Columbia Min
    2007 - Canada

    A national survey on children and youth found that children who participate in organized activities outside of school, e.g., music, the arts or clubs, tend to have higher self esteem, interact...

  8. [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.”

  9. [English] Does the location of arts festivals matter for the economic impact?
    2006 - England

    “While cultural events are primarily hosted to enhance, expand and celebrate a certain culture, the economic role is important and stems from the expenditure by attendants that filters through the...

  10. [English] Economic Impacts of “Arts and Culture” in the Greater Edmonton Region
    2006 - Canada

    It is estimated that in 2005 126 cultural organizations accounted for $177.7 million of Alberta’s GDP, and $123.7 million of Greater Edmonton’s GDP.

  11. [English] Valuing Culture: Measuring and Understanding Canada’s Creative Economy
    2008 - Canada

    “The Conference Board estimates that the economic footprint of Canada’s culture sector was $84.6 billion in 2007, or 7.4 per cent of Canada’s total real GDP, including direct, indirect, and induced...

  12. [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....

  13. [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...

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

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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