Economic Impact

The Economic Imapct of the Bemus Bay Pops Concert Series and It's audiences

A customized economic impact study sponsored by The Americans for the Arts has provided compelling new evidence that the Bemus Bay Pops Concert Series is a $14.7 million economic engine in Chautauqua County - one that supports 309 full time equivalent jobs and generates
nearly $2.4 million in local and state government revenue.


Bemus Bay, which speant $376,515.00 during fiscal year 2013, leveraged a remarkable $14.3 million in additional spending by attendees to its performances. These dollars pumped vital revenue into local restaurants, hotels, retail stores, parking garages, and other businesses.


By providing that investing in the arts and culture yields economic benefits, The Arts and Economic Prosperity IV study of the Bemus Bay Pops
lays to rest the misconception that the Bemus Bay community supports the Arts and Culture at the expense of local economic development.

In fact, communities that support the arts and culture not only enhance their quality of life - they also invest in their economic well being.


The impact spending of the Bemus Bay Pops Concert Series is far reaching: it pays employees and/or artists, purchases supplies, and aquires assets within the community. Additionally, The Bemus Bay Pops Concert Series leverages significant event-related spending by its audiences. Whether serving the local community or out of town visitors, a vibrant arts and culture industry helps local businesses thrive.


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