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Canadian Libraries and GDP

Direct from one of my other associations – OLA:
Libraries account for Gross Domestic Product
Libraries account for $1.3 billion of Canada’s Gross Domestic Product.
The Conference Board of Canada released the report “Valuing Culture: Measuring and Understanding Canada’s Creative Economy”. In total, culture accounts for more than $43 billion or 3.8% of Canada’s GDP.
The report features trends, drivers, economic footprint and global positioning in Canada’s creative economy and can be downloaded for free (upon free subscription) from the Conference Board of Canada e-library:
http://www.conferenceboard.ca/
And that’s just the cultural impact on GDP. Libraries certainly have many other positive impacts.
Stephen

Posted on: August 27, 2008, 8:05 pm Category: Uncategorized

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