Lincoln Center Makes An Economic Case

“Lincoln Center — home to the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet and the New York Philharmonic, among others — released a study Wednesday showing its significant economic contribution to the New York city, state and metropolitan area. Prepared by the Economic Development Research Group in association with Mt. Auburn Associates, the study finds Lincoln Center’s total economic contribution in 2003 to the greater metropolitan region was $1.52 billion of business sales, which in turn supported 15,200 workers with $635 million in benefits and wages.”