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Austin's creative community has big economic impact

New numbers released Monday by the City show that Austin's creative community has a significant - and growing - impact on the Austin economy.

The study - commissioned by the City - shows that in 2010, Austin's film, gaming, music, and visual arts sectors contributed $4.35 billion in economic activity. That figure is up about one-third from 2006, where a similar study showed a $3.25 billion impact.

The benefits aren't just limited to economic impact. The study also revealed that creatives hold down 49,000 local jobs, a figure that's up 25 percent over five years. Overall job growth, across all sectors, was only 10 percent for the five years.

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03/13/2012 6:35AM
Austin's creative community has big economic impact
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