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ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT & TOURISM

Tourism is an export-oriented cluster in that goods and services are primarily sold to tourists from outside the region rather than residents. In addition, most sales and other taxes paid by tourists remain and help fund public services and infrastructure. In a sense, the tourism cluster is both benefited by, and provides benefits to, all other industry clusters. The arts and entertainment industries have made New Haven the “creative capital” of the State of Connecticut, building upon the abundant cultural diversities in the core urban city and utilizing the assets of the creative economy in the region. The percentage of businesses in the region that are “arts centric” is 4.49% compared to the national average of 2.52%. This creative industry has generated significant new employment opportunities and contributed directly to the economic growth of the region.

While the employment and concentration in this cluster is relatively low compared to the nation, the overall economic impact of this cluster is hard to determine through just employment. The South Central Connecticut region is a major destination for tourism in the State, generating a significant amount of economic activity and supporting jobs outside of the sector. Over the last five years the State has shifted the importance from marketing the State from a once budget of $1, to now budgeting over $15 million to promote the many attractions the State has to offer. Arts, Entertainment and Tourism will remain a crucial driving force in the regional economy and must be promoted vigorously. As suggested, the full impact of this cluster is closely linked to nearly every other sector discussed in the CEDS and must be understood in that larger context.  For arts, entertainment and tourism resources, click here.

For information on hotels, attractions, restaurants and events within Greater New Haven, click here.

MAJOR EMPLOYERS

YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY
1111 Chapel St.
New Haven, CT 06510
    
YALE CENTER FOR BRITISH ART
1080 Chapel St.
New Haven, CT 06510
P 203 432 2800  www.britishart.yale.edu
    
YALE PEABODY MUSEUM
170 Whitney Ave.
New Haven, CT 06511
P 203 432 5050
www.peabody.yale.edu
LONG WHARF THEATRE
222 Sargent Dr.
New Haven, CT 06511
P 203-787-4282
www.longwharf.org
SHUBERT THEATER
247 College St.
New Haven, CT 06510-2419
P 203 562 5666 or 888 736 2663
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