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Technical Report

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Albuquerque Office of Economic Development; Bernalillo County Office of Economic Development; University of New Mexico College of Fine Arts; The McCune Charitable Foundation; The Albuquerque Community Foundation.


University of New Mexico, Bureau of Business and Economic Research


The purpose of this study is to measure the economic impact of arts and cultural industries in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. This research draws upon data from secondary data sources, including a comprehensive set of records of individual employers, and information gathered from primary investigation of the cultural content and revenue sources of nearly 400 businesses and institutions. This study also provides data on the impact of art and cultural activities on public finances, including the city, county and state. All measurements are for calendar year 2004.


Includes tables, graphs, maps, and bibliography.