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Stoking Innovation in the Magic City: Birmingham’s Creative Industries is an in-depth research study and a road map for future growth, released by Create Birmingham in October 2014, that provides a snapshot of our arts, culture and design communities at a critical stage where investment and stewardship can be catalysts for continued momentum.
This 2012 study by Americans for the Arts is the most comprehensive economic impact study to date focusing on the economic impact of nonprofit arts and culture organizations in the United States, including those in Jefferson County. The study shows that the arts are an industry that supports jobs, generates government revenue, and serves as the cornerstone of local tourism.
Think of this as your personal research library. We hope these reports and articles are helpful in your creative endeavors. Send us your favorites and we’ll share them with our community.