Philadelphia Arts Festival-As-Economic-Engine

“The Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, which turned venues across the city into a mosaic of Paris-related exhibitions, performances, screenings, and talks during the spring, exceeded the expectations of its organizers, attracting 404,600 visitors to 135 events and generating $55.74 million in economic activity, according to an independent study just released.”

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer 08/04/11