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BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY Center for Regional Development RESEARCH MEMORANDUM To Northwest Ohio Arts Exchange FROM Michael C Carroll Ph D Director SUBJECT Arts and Regional Prosperity Economic Impact ofthe Creative Industries In Northwest Ohio DATE September 29 2007 Ftesearch Statennent The purpose of this memorandum is to identify and measure the annual economic impact created by the creative industries in Northwest Ohio The baseline data used in this report is from Federal and State sources such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics Economic Development Administration Internal Revenue Service and the Ohio Department of Development All of the economic forecasts ware based on reported data No forecasts were begun with an assumed or estimated parameter The agency information was taken as datum and no attempt was made to verify or audit financial systems and procedures of the data reporting agencies Every attempt was made to accurately measure and spatially place the relevant real economic impacts It should be noted that this memorandum contains only openly reported activities and no attempLwas made to estimate off the books activity Michael C Carroll Ph D 109 South Hall Phone 419 372 8710 Fax 419 372 8494 Bowling Toll Free 866 562 7277 www bgsu edu crd Green Ohio 43403 0181 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the economic impact the creative industries has on the twenty seven county Northwest Ohio region s economy The basis of the study was to examine the economic impact of the creative industries in terms of direct indirect and induced activity within the region The study was commissioned by Northwest Ohio Arts Exchange NWoAX The NWoAX group is a collaboration of artists arts educators arts administrators arts advocates and supporters There are nineteen primary industries that were chosen and based on the definition of creative industries provided by the Americans for the Arts Selected Highlights The creative industries create an annual



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