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LA County Arts Commission Releases Report Using CDP Data
August 13, 2014
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The LA County Arts Commission has recently released a study detailing the benefits nonprofit arts and cultural organizations provide to the economy throughout the Los Angeles County region.

Bronwyn Mauldin, Research and Evaluation Manager, utilized CDP data to help answer important questions as emerging
research finds the arts make a major contribution to the American economy.

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‚ÄúThere’s no question data from the project helped to make the argument [for setting aside a portion of a hotel tax to create a fund to support local cultural groups]. Suddenly, I had all this data about jobs and wasn’t just blowing smoke. Hard data is always better than a mere philosophical argument.”

- Bruce Katsiff, Director and CEO, James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA

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