We knew Eugene had a lively arts scene. But we recently learned that it’s a vibrant part of the local economy, too.
Nonprofit arts groups are a $45.6 million industry in Eugene – that’s everything from Eugene Symphony to Saturday Market. All of that buying and selling supports more than 1,700 jobs here.
Both of those statistics are about double the median of similarly sized communities, according to Arts & Economic Prosperity IV, a new study on the economic impact of nonprofit arts and culture organizations.
Eugene also does better than its peers in attendance at arts events and in the number of hours volunteers donate to arts groups.