The Association Between Professional Performing Arts and Knowledge Class Growth: Implications for Metropolitan Economic DevelopmentEconomic Development Quarterly
AbstractEconomic development in the current century may favor those metropolitan areas that attract the “knowledge class.” This study provides a cross-sectional analysis associating the presence of one or more professional symphony, opera, or ballet/dance organizations with knowledge class growth. The authors find that the presence of one type of such organization is associated with a 1.1% change in knowledge class employment over the period from 2000 to 2010, two types are associated with a 1.5% change, and all three are associated with a 2.2% change. Between 2000 and 2010, the presence of at least one professional performing arts organization is associated with about 540,000 knowledge class jobs, generating about $60 billion in annual income among those 118 metropolitan areas with professional performing arts organizations. Metropolitan economic development implications are offered.
Citation InformationArthur Nelson, Casey Dawkins, Joanna Ganning, Katherine Kittrell, et al.. "The Association Between Professional Performing Arts and Knowledge Class Growth: Implications for Metropolitan Economic Development" Economic Development Quarterly Vol. 30 Iss. 1 (2015) p. 88 - 98
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