The following tidbit from our article today is more than interesting trivia. It’s an economic fact, and one you won’t hear very often, to wit: “…the annual contribution of our arts and culture industry is 7.4 per cent of real GDP (as of 2007), accounting for 1.1 million jobs. As a gross total, that’s more than our mining, forestry and fisheries sectors, plus the Canadian Forces, combined.”
So much for hewers of wood and carriers of water, eh? Does that make the idea of an arts or culturally related startup more interesting from an economic perspective?
April 6th, 2016