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ArtsMemphis Announces Findings of Major Economic Study

Yesterday, at a press conference in Crosstown Concourse, ArtsMemphis announced exciting findings from a newly released economic study showing that Shelby County's nonprofit arts industry accounts for nearly $200 million in annual spending and sustains the equivalent of more than 6,000 local jobs.

Our announcement this morning included remarks by Phil Trenary (President & CEO of the Greater Memphis Chamber), Anne Pope (Executive Director of the Tennessee Arts Commission), Ritche Manley Bowden (Chair of the Tennessee Arts Commission), Elizabeth Rouse (President & CEO of ArtsMemphis), and Lucy Lee (Board Chair of ArtsMemphis).  Check out this recording of the big announcement (courtesy of videographer Lawrence Shaw):

More information about the findings is available on this page.

 

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