• Is a non-profit organization whose mission is to stimulate the creative economy by creating opportunities for jazz musicians and by creating more public awareness for jazz music
  • Was launched in New Orleans in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina to help displace jazz musicians
The Significant Role Arts Play in the U.S. Economy
  • Arts generate $166.2 billion in economic activity
  • Arts support 5.7 million jobs
  • Arts return nearly $30 billion to the government each year

http://eliteprofessionals.org/2011/12/30/music-for-tomorrow/

The Significant Role Arts Play in New Orleans’ Economy

  • Cultural festivals, such as New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Essence Festival, draw record-breaking attendance
  • In 2010 alone, 375,000 people attended New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
  • Tourism is the largest industry in New Orleans and  second largest in Louisiana, with jazz music playing an integral role
  • Tourism generates $5 billion in visitor spending and $250 – $300 million in tax revenues

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/destinations/2009-04-08-new-orleans-conventions_N.htm

Posted by Aimee Dominguen

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