Economic Contribution of Museums in Minnesota

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Economic Contribution of Museums in Minnesota

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In 2011, museums in Minnesota contributed an estimated $674 million in economic activity to the state’s economy. This included $250 million of wages paid to an estimated 5,300 employees with jobs supported by museum activity. This is economic activity generated via spending by museums for operations and for capital improvements. Museums themselves employ an estimated 1,700 employees for daily operations. Museums also hire contract workers to implement capital improvement projects. These projects employed an estimated 1,100 additional workers.

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University of Minnesota Carlson Chair of Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality, sponsor University of Minnesota Tourism Center, partner Minnesota Association of Museums, partner University of Minnesota Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, partner

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Tuck, Brigid; Schwartau, Bruce. (2012) Economic Contribution of Museums in Minnesota. University of Minnesota Extension. Retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy,

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Tuck, Brigid; Schwartau, Bruce. (2012). Economic Contribution of Museums in Minnesota. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy,

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