Arts and culture mean business in Austin! According to a study conducted in 2012, the City's creative industries generate $4.3 Billion in economic activity, $71 Million in City tax revenue, and 49,000 jobs. Additionally, Austin's creativity fuels the economy by attracting new businesses and residents to our city and remains an integral part of Austin’s vitality, livability, and cultural identity.
Through ongoing cultural policy research and community reports, the Cultural Arts Division strives to support cultural development in Austin and ensure that Austin’s culture of creativity continues to be a significant player in Austin’s development.
See reports below for an expanded look at the impact of the creative sector in Austin: