Halifax Central Library: An Economic Impact Assessment (2009)

This study was prepared by Canmac Economics, Ltd. in July, 2009. Snippet: The purpose of this report is to document the economic impact of the proposed Central Library Project. Canmac’s assessment of the project’s economic impact is estimated by simulating the construction and operational expenditures using the Nova Scotia Input-Output Model. The major findings of Read More…

The Economic Impact of Libraries in Indiana (2007)

This report was commissioned by the Indiana State Library. Funding was provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), a federal agency, through the Library Services and Technology Act. The report was prepared by the Indiana Business Research Center at the Kelley School of Business, University of Indiana. Snippet: [feature_box style=”1″ only_advanced=”There%20are%20no%20title%20options%20for%20the%20choosen%20style” alignment=”center”] The Read More…

Placing an Economic Value on the Services of Public Libraries in Suffolk County, New York (2005)

This report was conducted by the Long Island Association in June 2005. Funding was provided by the Suffolk Cooperative Library System. Snippet: Libraries confer both direct and indirect benefits to the communities in which they are located. For example, the use of libraries helps to create a literate population, which is an indirect benefit. While Read More…

Free Library of Philadelphia: An Economic Impact and Activity Analysis of the Central Branch Expansion and Renovation (2004)

This study was prepared by the Pennsylvania Economy League – Eastern Division, in April 2004. Snippet: Economic impact is a useful tool for measuring the one-time “hit” of a major capital project on the local economy. This report quantifies the economic impact and activity generated by the FLP’s expansion and renovation of its Central Branch Read More…

The Economic and Job Creation Benefits of Ontario Public Libraries (1996)

Authored by Rod Sawyer, a Public Library Consultant at the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation, Cultural Partnerships Branch in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Introduction: Ontario public libraries have an enormous economic impact on their communities and on the province. They have unparalleled potential to be public access points to globally-available multimedia information available through Read More…