Report finds Calgary’s creative sector is essential

Report finds Calgary’s creative sector is essential

A 2023 report produced for Calgary Arts Development and Calgary Economic Development by The Conference Board of Canada measuring the value of Calgary’s creative sector finds it is essential. Creative industries improve the quality of life, support the retention of workers, attract business investment and contribute to the economic vitality of the city.

The report covers creative industries in 2019 and 2020, and is an update to a previous report that looked at the economic and social impact of creative industries in 2016.

In 2019, the creative sector in Calgary:

  • Employed more than 18,100 people
  • Supported almost $3.4 billion in revenues for local businesses
  • Generated $1.9 billion in direct GDP and $1.4 billion in wages

Read the full Conference Board of Canada report here: Calgary’s Creative Industries: Update on the Economic Impact and Projections Going Forward.

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