Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 provides evidence that the nonprofit arts and culture sector is a significant industry in Buchanan County—one that generates $21.1 million in total economic activity. This spending—$10.1 million by nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and an additional $11 million in event-related spending by their audiences—supports 869 full-time equivalent jobs, generates $17.2 million in household income to local residents, and delivers $1.7 million in local and state government revenue. This economic impact study sends a strong signal that when we support the arts, we not only enhance our quality of life, but we also invest in Buchanan County’s economic well-being.

Total Economic Impact of Spending by Nonprofit Arts and Cultural AUDIENCES in Buchanan County

(excluding the cost of event admission1)

Buchanan County

Median of Similar Study Regions Pop. 50,000 to 99,999

National Median

Total Audience Expenditures




Full-Time Equivalent Jobs




Resident Household Income




Local Government Revenue




State Government Revenue