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Value of Libraries – more!

Another study on the heels of Florida and South Carolina about the economic value of public libraries.
“The Carnegie Mellon University Center for Economic Development conducted the study [on the value of the library], which was released three weeks ago. It documents an impressive array of benefits flowing from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, which has 19 neighborhood locations in the city, including the main library in Oakland.
According to the study, which surveyed 1,300 individuals and interviewed several focus groups, the Carnegie Library sustains 726 jobs and more than $63 million in economic output in Allegheny County annually. For every dollar the city of Pittsburgh and the Allegheny County Regional Asset District provide the Carnegie Library, the study contends that the library provides more than $6 worth of benefits.”
Find the article here.
Cool. Need to see an executive summary or view the report? It’s here.
Stephen

Posted on: May 18, 2006, 12:13 pm Category: Uncategorized

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