Economic Impact Statements: 

Did you know that museums employ over 400,000 Americans or that museums directly contribute $21 billion to the U.S. economy each year? SCFM members know museums matter and directly impact our communities but it never hurts to put it in writing! Consider creating an Economic Impact Statement for your Museum. Check out this link from the American Alliance of Museums which provides a simple template.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to access this type of data from museums around our state on the SCFM website? Creating an economic impact statement for your institution is the first step in the process. If you already have an Economic Impact Statement, please consider sharing it with our SCFM membership. Contact Zinnia Willits, SCFM President, for further details on this initiative zwillits@gibbesmuseum.org

Find South Carolina Museum Economic Impact Statements here: 

Columbia Museum of Art  
Southeastern Museum Conference 
South Carolina State Museum Impact Statement
South Carolina State Museum Impact Information 
Gibbes Museum of Art

 

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