Municipal World
Volume 114, number 2, February 2004, pages 11-14, 33

Hal Kalman and Okanagan College economist Dennis McGuire measured the economic impact of the Arts and Heritage in Nelson, which was named the best small art town in Canada by arts writer John Villani. Research included surveys of visitors and residents (the demand side) and artists (the supply side), designed by Robert Bailey of AMS Planning & Research. The immense magnitude of the impact surprised everybody, not least of all economist McGuire. The article in Municipal World was revised from the consultant report prepared for the Nelson and Area Economic Development Committee.

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