Impact to El Paso’s Economy
MCAD believes that the work of local artists, audiences, cultural practitioners and organizations are a critical part of a vibrant El Paso economy. A 2017 Americans for the Arts study examining the local non-profit arts sector’s support of the El Paso economy showed a $103.4 million annual impact. That figure includes:
- Support of 4,193 full-time equivalent jobs across sectors
$24 million in restaurant and bar revenue
$1.8 million in hotel/motel revenue
$4.5 million in transportation revenue
$5.9 million in local government revenue
The 2014 Creative Vitality Index conducted on El Paso’s arts and creative sector demonstrates that artists and individuals in the for-profit local creative workforce number over 8,500 and help generate $641 million in revenues.