Arts and Economic Development

The Role of Arts-based Economic Development Strategies in Georgia Communities

Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) in partnership with the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) is proud to share a series of industry impact reports – collectively titled “Leveraging Public Investment in the Arts.” The case studies below illuminate the positive impact of the arts as an economic development tool in Georgia’s communities. Community projects that are featured in the report were selected based on population, geography, demographics, resources and specific strategies employed by each city.

Through these case studies, we are able to demonstrates the importance of the utility of the arts as a method to promote tourism, downtown development, business development, entrepreneurism, community identity and quality of life throughout Georgia.

Combined Reports:

Leveraging Public Investment in the Arts: The Role of Arts-based Economic Development Strategies in Georgia Communities
Leveraging Public Investment in the Arts: the Role of Arts-based Economic Development Strategies in Rural Georgia Communities

Individual Case Studies:

Athens
Blue Ridge
Buena Vista/Summerville
Clarkston
Cuthbert
Duluth
Hapeville
Springfield
Statesboro
Thomasville
Zebulon

If you would like a copy of the report sent to you, please contact Allen Bell at abell@gaarts.org.