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Lake States Examples:

Strang, W. A. and M. Puri. 1996. Economic Impact of the Kohl Center on Dane County Economy. Madison, WI: Bureau of Business Research, School of Business, University of Wisconsin.

According to this study, the Kohl Center will have a significant impact on the economy of Dane County. This study used a multiplier method to estimate total new income and jobs in the economy. The economic multipliers that were used are from earlier UW impact studies. During the construction phase of the Kohl Center, the study estimated a total economic impact of $147 million and a total of 700 jobs supported over the two year period. Once fully operational, the Kohl Center was estimated to generate $56.6 million in annual economic activity and to support about 750 jobs each year.

Norman, W. C. and D. W. Marcouiller. 1994. Expenditure Patterns of School of the Arts At Rhinelander Participants. Madison, WI: Tourism Research and Resources Center, University of Wisconsin-Extension.

This study examined at the expenditure patterns of students and faculty while a part of a week long School of the Arts summer program at Rhinelander, WI. Total expenditures from students and faculty were about $90,000. Students and faculty spent the most on lodging, restaurants, bars, gifts and souvenirs. There is an opportunity for the tourism industry to develop vacation packages before and after this summer session.

Aderman, M. 1988. The U.W. Indianhead Arts Center A Case Study of Travel and Spending Behavior of Students and Staff. Madison, WI: U.W. Indianhead Arts Center.

This study looked at the impact of the U.W. Indianhead Arts Center on the Shell Lake area. The authors surveyed participants at the Center to obtain information about the participants and their expenditure patterns. The resulting analysis showed that direct and indirect spending totaled $310,500 on the local economy.

Dahl, D. L. and G. T. Tsougros. 1986. "The Wisconsin Arts Industry: An Economic Perspective." Master's Thesis, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Madison, WI.

This study examined the impact of the arts on the Wisconsin economy. Several objectives were achieved: identifying the scope of the arts, profiling the arts audience, and measuring the economic importance of the art industry. In 1986 more people attended arts related events than major sports events. Total economic impact totaled about $182 million.

Other Examples:

DiNoto, M. J. and L. H. Merk. 1993. "Small Economy Estimates of the Impact of the Arts." Journal of Cultural Economics 17:41-53.

The study uses data gathered from arts organizations across the State of Idaho and a regional input-output model (RIMS II) to estimate the economic impact of arts organizations. Art organizations are found to have a positive effect on gross state product. Arts organizations received 38.5% of their income from non-local sources while spending 56.7% of their total budgets locally. These results support the argument that the public budget realizes a net cash benefit from financially supporting the arts, but the quality of data do not allow for stronger conclusions on the magnitude of the internal rate of return to financially supporting the arts.

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