Ohio's Creative Economy Report Released

The arts in Ohio have experienced significant growth in the past few years and now account for more than $41 billion in economic activity while supporting over 289,000 jobs in Ohio annually.

The Ohio Citizens for the Arts Foundation is pleased to present the findings of a study developed in conjunction with the Center for Regional Development and Bowling Green State University that explores the true power and impact of Ohio’s creative industries. The results prove that Ohio’s creative industries are much more than regional amenities. In short, they are powerful economic engines. The arts in Ohio have experienced significant growth in the past few years and now account for more than $41 billion in economic activity while supporting nearly 290,000 jobs in Ohio annually.


Philip Kim