The arts are a major economic driver in Colorado, but not every city is benefiting equally. The gains flow disproportionately to the seven-county Denver Metropolitan area. In 2005, Denver-area cultural facilities were responsible for more than10,000 direct jobs, and $1.4 billion of economic activity. In Colorado Springs, a 2004 study about the impact of the 10 largest nonprofit arts and cultural organizations attributed 754 direct and indirect jobs and $85 million in economic activity.
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