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Abstracts of 7 Arts Foundation Studies of 28 Varieties of Destination District Communities: Breaking Down Some of the Reasons Why These Communities Succeed

(Source: Staff ABSTRACT of the 2007 report & 2010 Updates - 7 Arts Foundation.  All rights reserved. ]
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602,650

  • The estimated number of audience members served in the USA by 7 Arts Foundation events, to date

6,732

  • The estimated number of people employed an/or contracted to plan, develop and manage  arts, design & cultural destination districts in North American cities and towns last year

 650: 360: 12

  • Over 650 works of art in over 360 collections in 12 countries around the world collected in support of 7 Arts Foundation consultation, education, aid and assistance help for North american downtowns

421

  • The number of established and emerging arts, design & cultural destination sites in North American cites and towns
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143

  • The number of established and emerging arts, design & cultural destination sites in North American cities and towns that are also hosts to one or more colleges or universities

99

  • The number of U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural destination districts labelled as important magnets that help attract above-average white collar jobs and their workers

98

  • The number of top 100  ranked U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts identified as college towns that reported having the highest concentrations of above-average white collar jobs

95

  • The number of top-150 best places for business located in metro areas with arts, design or cultural districts (Sources: Staff ABSTRACT of the 2007 report - 7 Arts Foundation; All rights reserved; Forbes.com; Economy.com; Sperling's Best Places... Updated 2010 ] 

77

  • The number of established and emerging arts, design & cultural destination sites in North America listed in the top-100-rated towns and cities with what locals report as a high quality of life

72

  • The number of U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural destination districts that received the top 100 quality of life ranking and also are identified as college towns [Members: Get your free listing, today, by requesting your copy: drthomas19@7artsfoundation.org]

72

  • The number of U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural destination districts that received the top 100 quality of life ranking and reported to be in MSAs  with the top-100  above-average white collar jobs in the country

68

  • The number of U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural destination districts that are ranked in the top 100 cities and towns  with the highest concentration of arts and culture activity

62

  • The number of ranked U.S. cities and towns with the highest 100 arts and culture rating, and also  identified as college towns

52

  • The number of ranked U.S. cities and towns with the highest 100 arts and culture rating, reported to be among  the MSAs offering the top-100 highest above-average white collar jobs in the country

45

  • The number of top 200 largest U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts  reporting the largest dependence on State tourism and also identified as college towns

40

  • The number of ranked U.S. cities and towns with emerging or established arts, design or culture-based destination districts with the highest 100 arts and culture rating also reported to be in the highest 100 quality of life ranking

39

  • The number of U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts  reporting the largest dependence on State tourism and reporting the top 100 highest concentrations of above-average white collar jobs in the country

37 

  • The number of established and emerging arts, design & cultural destination sites in North America rated as having a positive impact on the strongest economies in U.S. towns and cities

32

  • The number of U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural destination districts which are ranked as hosting the most highly rated museums in the country

30

  • The number of ranked U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts that  rank in the top 100 strongest economies which are also college towns

30

  • The number of U.S. cities and towns with established or emerging arts, design or cultural districts which ranked as the largest MSAs in the country

25

  • The number of U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural destination districts that received the top 100 quality of life ranking and also reported being an MSA in a State with a large dependence on tourism

24

  • The number of  U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts which are ranked as college towns which are also ranked as the MSAs hosting the most highly rated museums in the nation

23

  • The number of ranked U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts that  rank in the top 100 strongest economies which also report the highest number of above-average white collar jobs in the nation

23

  • The number of U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural destination districts where the MSAs are ranked among the country's top 100 strongest economies, are located in states with the largest dependence on tourism, and further, are identified as college towns

23

  • The number of  U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts which are ranked as college towns which are also ranked among the largest MSAs in the nation

22

  • The number of top 100 ranked U.S. cities and towns with established or emerging arts, design or cultural districts which ranked as the MSAs with the best projected future  job growth
22
  • The number of U.S. cities and towns with established or emerging arts, design or cultural districts which reported  the highest college and graduate school degree matriculations in the country

22

  • The number of ranked U.S. cities and towns with established arts, design or cultural districts which are ranked as the top 100 arts and culture MSAs and are hosts to the most highly rated  museums in the nation

22

  • The number of top-ranked U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts which are reported to be a magnet for above-average white collar jobs  and which also serve as hosts to the most highly rated museums in the nation
21
  • The number of U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts which are hosts to both the most highly rated museums in the country and the most highly rated children's museums in the nation

21

  • The number of ranked U.S. cities and towns with established arts, design or cultural districts which are ranked as the top 100 arts and culture MSAs and are ranked among the largest MSAs in the nation

21

  • The number of ranked U.S. cities and towns with established arts, design or cultural districts which are ranked as the top 100 arts and culture MSAs and are hosts to the most highly rated children's museums in the nation

20

  • The number of ranked U.S. cities and towns with established arts, design or cultural districts which reported being among the highest 100 quality of life MSAs in the country which are also ranked as hosts to the most highly rated museums in the nation

 20

  • The number of  U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts which are ranked as college towns which are also ranked as the MSAs hosting the most highly rated children's museums in the nation

19

  • The number of ranked U.S. cities and towns with the highest 100 arts and culture rating reported to be located in states with a large dependence on tourism
19
  • The number of U.S. cities and towns with established or emerging arts, design or cultural districts which report the highest high school graduation rates in the country
19
  • The number of ranked U.S. cities and towns with established arts, design or cultural districts which reported being among the highest 100 quality of life MSAs in the country which are also ranked among the largest MSas in the nation

18

  • The number of top-ranked U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts which are reported to be a magnet for above-average white collar jobs  and which also ranked as the largest MSAs in the nation

17

  • The number of U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural destination districts where the MSAs are ranked among the country's top 100 strongest economies, are also ranked as the communities with the highest 100 arts and culture index listings, and further, are ranked in the top 100 highest quality of life MSAs in the nation

17

  • The number of U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural destination districts where the MSAs are ranked among the country's top 100 strongest economies, are also ranked as the communities with the highest 100 arts and culture index listings, and further, are identified as college towns

17

  • The number of U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural destination districts where the MSAs are ranked among the country's top 100 strongest economies, are also ranked as the communities with the highest 100 arts and culture index listings, and further, are reported to be among the top 200 MSAs attracting above-average white collar jobs
17
  • The number of  U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts which are ranked as college towns which are also ranked as the MSAs with the best projected futurejob growth in the nation

 17

  • The number of  top-ranked U.S. cities and towns with established arts, design or cultural districts which reported being a magnet for above-average white collar jobs and which also serve as hosts to the most highly rated children's museums in the country

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  • The number of U.S. cities and towns with established or emerging arts, design or cultural districts which ranked in the top 30 MSAs in the country

16

  • The number of  U.S. cities and towns with established or emerging arts, design or cultural districts which reported the largest decrease in property crimes in the country

 16

  • The number of ranked U.S. cities and towns with established arts, design or cultural districts which reported being among the highest 100 quality of life MSAs in the country which are also ranked among the top 30 MSAs in the nation
16
  • The number of  U.S. cities and towns with established arts, design or cultural districts ranked as the largest MSAs in the country which also are hosts to the most highly rated museums in the country

15

  • The number of top 100 ranked U.S. cities and towns with established or emerging arts, design or cultural districts which ranked as the MSAs with the highest rate of household income growth

15
  • The number of ranked U.S. cities and towns with established arts, design or cultural districts which reported being among the highest 100 quality of life MSAs in the country which are also ranked among the MSAs with the best projected future job growth in the nation
15
  • The number of  U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts which are ranked as college towns which are also ranked among the MSAs with the highest combined college and graduate school degree matriculation rates in the country

15

  • The number of top-ranked U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts which are reported to be a magnet for above-average white collar jobs  and which also reported the highest combined college and graduate school degree matricualtion rates in the nation

14

  • The number of ranked U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts that  rank in the top 100 strongest economies and also are ranked in the top 100 highest quality of life places to live

13

  • The number of ranked U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts which are ranked as  the fastest growing MSAs with the best projected future job growth

13

  • The number of U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural destination districts where the MSAs are ranked among the country's top 100 strongest economies, are ranked in the top 100 highest quality of life MSAs in the nation, and further, are identified as college towns
13
  • The number of  U.S. cities and towns with established arts, design or cultural districts ranked as the largest MSAs in the country which also are hosts to the most highly rated children's museums in the country
12
  • The number of ranked U.S. cities and towns with established arts, design or cultural districts which reported being among the highest 100 quality of life MSAs in the country which are also ranked among the MSAs with the highest combined college and graduate school degree matriculation rates in the nation
 12
  • The number of ranked U.S. cities and towns with established arts, design or cultural districts which reported being among the highest 100 quality of life MSAs in the country which are also ranked among the fastest growing MSAs  in the nation
12
  • The number of  U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts which are ranked as college towns which are also ranked as the fastest growing MSAs in the nation

12

  • The number of top-ranked U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts which are reported to be a magnet for above-average white collar jobs  and which also reported the best projected future job growth rates in the nation

11

  • The number of ranked U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts that  are ranked  in the top 100 strongest economies which are also ranked in the top 100 highest arts and culture rnakings, and are listed in the top 100 quality of life places to live and work

11

  • The number of top 100 ranked U.S. cities and towns with established or emerging arts, design or cultural districts which ranked as the MSAs with the highest rate of recent job growth

11

  • The number of U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts which are ranked among the best-read cities and towns in the country

11

  • The number of  U.S. cities and towns with established or emerging arts, design or cultural districts which reported the lowest property crime rates in the country

11

  • The number of U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural destination districts where the MSAs are ranked among the country's top 100 strongest economies, are also ranked as the communities with the highest 100 arts and culture index listings, and further, are ranked in the top 100 highest quality of life MSAs in the nation

11

  • The number of U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural destination districts where the MSAs are ranked among the country's top 100 strongest economies, are ranked in the top 100 highest quality of life MSAs in the nation, and further, where these cities and towns are reported in the top 200 MSAs attracting above-average white collar jobs

11

  • The number of ranked U.S. cities and towns with established arts, design or cultural districts which are ranked as the top 100 arts and culture MSAs and are ranked among the MSAs with the highest combined college and graduate school degree matriculations in the nation
11
  • The number of ranked U.S. cities and towns with established arts, design or cultural districts which reported being among the highest 100 quality of life MSAs in the country which are also ranked among the top 30 MSAs in the nation
11
  • The number of  U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts which are ranked as college towns which are also ranked among the top 30 MSAs in the nation

 11

  • The number of ranked U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts which are reported to be among the highest 100 arts and culture MSAs in the country and which are also ranked among the MSAs with the best projected future job growth in the nation 

10

  • The number of U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts which report the highest combined college and graduate school degrees and the highest high school graduation rates in the country

10

  • The number of ranked U.S. cities and towns with established arts, design or cultural districts which are ranked as the top 100 arts and culture MSAs and are ranked among the best-read cities and towns in the nation

10

  • The number of ranked U.S. cities and towns with established arts, design or cultural districts which reported being among the highest 100 quality of life MSAs in the country which are also ranked as the MSAs with the highest high school graduation rates in the nation
10
  • The number of  U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts which are ranked as college towns which are also ranked as the MSAs with the highest household income growth in the nation
10
  • The number of  U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts which are ranked as college towns which are also rated as the best-read cities and towns in the nation
10
  • The number of  U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts which are ranked as college towns which are also ranked as the MSAs reporting the largest decrease in property crime rates in the nation
10
  • The number of  U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts which are ranked as college towns which are also ranked as the MSAs reporting the highest high school graduation rates

10

  • The number of ranked U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts which are reported to be among the highest 100 arts and culture MSAs in the country and which are ranked among the fastest growing MSAs in the nation

10

  • The number of top-ranked U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts which are reported to be a magnet for above-average white collar jobs  and which also ranked as the MSAs reporting the largest decrease in property crimes in the nation

RATIOS: See Abstract Ratios Page

 

Correlations from both first-hand, on site and secondary studies of over 425 downtown redevelopments in cities and towns. Sources include the following: The Beacon Hill Institute Web Metro xls.; Forbes.com; Economy.com; Sperling's

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(Source: Staff ABSTRACT of the 2007 report with 2010 Updates - 7 Arts Foundation.  All rights reserved. ] Please note: Unlike the data rich abstracts in the left-hand column on this page, many of the abstracts in this column may suggest that there is not enough data to suggest a usable correlation between North American cities and towns with established or emerging arts, design or cultural districts and other key indicators.

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  • The number of ranked U.S. cities and towns with the highest 100 arts and culture rating also reported to be  the MSAs offering a zero income tax and sales tax relief package

9

  • The number of U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural destination districts that received the top 100 quality of life ranking and also report their MSA offers a zero income tax and sales tax relief package

9

  • The number of U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts  offering a zero income tax and sales tax relief package and identified as college towns

9

  • The number of top-ranked U.S. cities and towns with established arts, design or cultural districts  which reported being a magnet for above-average white collar jobs and which ranked among the top 30 MSAs in the nation

8

  • The number of U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts which are ranked as the best-read cities and towns in the country and are hosts to the most highly rated  museums in the country

7

  • The number of U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts  reporting the largest dependence on State tourism and also offering a zero income tax and sales tax relief package

7

  • The number of U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts which are ranked as the best-read cities and towns in the country and are hosts to the most highly rated children's museums in the country
7
  • The number of  U.S. cities and towns with established or emerging arts, design or cultural districts which are ranked among the MSAs with the strongest 100 economy and which are hosts to the most highly rated museums in the nation

 7

  • The number of ranked U.S. cities and towns with established arts, design or cultural districts which are ranked as the top 100 arts and culture MSAs and are ranked among the top 30 MSAs in the nation

7

  • The number of ranked U.S. cities and towns with established arts, design or cultural districts which are ranked as the top 100 arts and culture MSAs and are ranked among the fastest growing MSAs  in the nation

6

  • The number of top 30  ranked U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts and ranked as the fastest growing MSAs in the country
6
  • The number of  U.S. cities and towns with established or emerging arts, design or cultural districts which are ranked among the MSAs with the strongest 100 economy and which are hosts to the most highly rated children's museums in the nation

6

  • The number of ranked U.S. cities and towns with established arts, design or cultural districts which are ranked as the top 100 arts and culture MSAs and are ranked among the MSAs with the highest high school graduation rates in the nation

5

  • The number of ranked U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts that  are listed among the top 100 strongest economies and also are ranked as the places located in states with the largest dependence on tourism

5

  • The number of ranked U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts which are ranked as  the fastest growing MSAs with the best projected future job growth

5

  • The number of ranked U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts which are ranked as the largest MSAs and are ranked as the fastest growing MSAs

5

  • The number of ranked U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts which are ranked among the fastest growing MSAs and ranked with  the highest household income growth in the country

5

  • The number of  U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts which are ranked among the MSAs with the strongest 100 economy and are ranked among the largest MSAs in the country

5

  • The number of  U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts which are ranked among the MSAs with the strongest 100 economy and are ranked among the MSAs reporting recent job growth

5

  • The number of ranked U.S. cities and towns with established arts, design or cultural districts which are ranked as the top 100 arts and culture MSAs and are ranked among the MSAs with the largest decrease in property crime in the nation

5

  • The number of ranked U.S. cities and towns with established arts, design or cultural districts which are ranked as the top 100 arts and culture MSAs and are ranked among the MSAs with the highest household income growth rates in the nation

5

  • The number of ranked U.S. cities and towns with established arts, design or cultural districts which are ranked as the top 100 arts and culture MSAs and are ranked among the MSAs with the best projected future job growth in the nation

4

  • The number of top 30  ranked U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts and are ranked as the largest MSAs in the country

4

  • The number of top 30  ranked U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts and are ranked as the MSAs with the highest household income growth

4

  • The number of ranked U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts which are ranked as the largest MSAs with the best projected future job growth

4

  • The number of U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts which reported the largest decrease in property crimes in the country and were ranked as the best-read cities and towns in the country

4

  • The number of U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts which reported the largest decrease in property crimes in the country and were hosts to the the most highly rated children's museums in the country

4

  • The number of U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts which reported the highest high school graduation rates in the country and were hosts to the most highly rated museums in the country

4

  • The number of U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts which reported the highest combined college and graduate school degrees and were hosts to the most highly rated children's museums in the country

4

  • The number of U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts which reported the highest combined college and graduate school degrees and were hosts to the most highly rated museums in the country

4

  • The number of ranked U.S. cities and towns with established arts, design or cultural districts which are ranked as the top 100 arts and culture MSAs and are ranked among the MSAs with the lowest unemployment rates in the country

4

  • The number of ranked U.S. cities and towns with established arts, design or cultural districts which are ranked as the top 100 arts and culture MSAs and are ranked among the MSAs with recent job growth

3

  • The number of U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts which reported the highest high school graduation rates in the country and were hosts to the most highly rated children's museums in the country

3

  • The number of ranked U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts that  rank in the top 100 strongest economies and also are MSAs offering a  zero income tax and sales tax relief package

3

  • The number of ranked U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts which are ranked as the fastest growing MSAs with the highest rate of recent job growth

3

  • The number of top 30  ranked U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts which also ranked as the MSAs with the highest rate of recent job growth and were among the MSAs wth the lowest unemployment rates in the country

3

  • The number of  U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts ranked as the largest MSAs with the highest rate of recent job growth and also ranked as the MSAs with the best projected future job growth in the country

3

  • The number of U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts which were ranked as the MSAs with the highest household income growth in the country and ranked as the MSAs with among the best projected future job growth in the nation

3

  • The number of  U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts which are ranked among the MSAs with the strongest 100 economy and which reported the highest combined college and graduate school degree matriculations

3

  • The number of  U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts which are ranked among the MSAs with the strongest 100 economy and which reported the highest high school graduation rates

3

  • The number of  U.S. cities and towns with arts, design or cultural districts which are ranked among the MSAs with the strongest 100 economy and which are reported to be among the best-read cities and towns in the nation

Useful Ratios That Help Explain Some of the Reasons So Many Destination District Communities Succeed

Perhaps, you don't see some of the correlations and prediction indicators between the Ratios and the competitive advantages afforded to Metro Areas adopting Arts, Design or Cultural Districts?

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How Abstract Ratios help serve the study parameters in Aesthetic Determinism: We can establish as a social fact the undisputed draw museums, major celebrity series, art expositions, major collections, design shows, festivals and gallery shows offer. We can measure this social fact by counting and we can relate this social fact to others to yield correlations and predictions. Thereby, we can establish 'laws' of our particular society, that is our society's statistical 'norms.' This premise being true, it implies a 'determinism' and makes the study a science. Established, 2001.

RATIOS & PREDICTION INDICATORS

16:1 

  • The multiplier effect for the top 24% of all  established  arts, design & cultural destination sites in North American cities and towns
  • (Source: Staff ABSTRACT of the 2007 report & 2010 Updates - 7 Arts Foundation]; the maximum achieved by less than 6% of all such destinations = 20:1 ]

98%

  • The percentage of  U.S. metro areas with established arts, design or cultural districts ranked in the BHI50 index(Source: Staff ABSTRACT of the 2007 report & 2010 Updates - 7 Arts Foundation; All rights reserved ]

50%

  • The percentage of U.S. metro areas with established arts, design or cultural districts ranked in the BHI50 index which ranked in the top 25 metro area lowest travel commute times, giving them a competitive advantage over all other comparable metro areas in the country
  • (Source: Staff ABSTRACT of the 2007 report & 2010 updates - 7 Arts Foundation; All rights reserved ]
  • 50%

  • The percentage of U.S. metro areas with established arts, design or cultural districts ranked in the BHI50 index which ranked in the top 25 metro area with the highest bank deposits per capita, giving them a competitive advantage over all other comparable metro areas in the country
  • (Source: Staff ABSTRACT of the 2007 report & 2010 Updates - 7 Arts Foundation; All rights reserved ]
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48%

  • The percentage of U.S. metro areas with established arts, design or cultural districts ranked in the BHI50 index which ranked in the top 25 metro area crime index change, giving them a competitive advantage over all other comparable metro areas in the country
  • (Source: Staff ABSTRACT of the 2007 report & 2010 updates - 7 Arts Foundation; All rights reserved ]

48%

  • The percentage of U.S. metro areas with established arts, design or cultural districts ranked in the BHI50 index which ranked in the top 25 metro areas attracting scientists and engineers to the workforce, giving them a competitive advantage over all other comparable metro areas in the country
  • (Source: Staff ABSTRACT of the 2007 report & 2010 Updates - 7 Arts Foundation; All rights reserved ]
    • The percentage of U.S. metro areas with established arts, design or cultural districts ranked in the BHI50 index which ranked in the top 25 metro areas attracting high dollar volume in venture capital investment per capita, giving them a competitive advantage over all other comparable metro areas in the country
    • (Source: Staff ABSTRACT of the 2007 report - 7 Arts Foundation; All rights reserved
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          48% 
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        The percentage of U.S. metro areas with established arts, design or cultural districts ranked in the BHI50 index which ranked in the top 25 metro areas exhibiting the highest amounts of entrepreneurial activity, giving them a competitive advantage over all other comparable metro areas in the country

  • 48%
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    • (Source: Staff ABSTRACT of the 2007 report - 7 Arts Foundation; All rights reserved ]
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          48%

        • The percentage of U.S. metro areas with established arts, design or cultural districts ranked in the BHI50 index which ranked in the top 25 metro areas reporting new publicily traded companies (IPOs), giving them a competitive advantage over all other comparable metro areas in the country
        • (Source: Staff ABSTRACT of the 2007 report - 7 Arts Foundation; All rights reserved ]

44%

  • The percentage of U.S. metro areas with established arts, design or cultural districts ranked in the BHI50 index which levy State and local taxes at a per capita percentage which gives them a competitive advantage of all other comparable metro areas in the country
  • (Source: Staff ABSTRACT of the 2007 report - 7 Arts Foundation; All rights reserved ]

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Why Abstracts? There are important correlations that give metro areas with arts, design or cultural districts clear competitive advantages over other metro areas around the country. There are also reliable predictions about levels of success that can be drawn from particular statistical norms. The more we count, the better we analyze the data, the greater the chances for sustainable success for our Member's metro area initiatives. We add data and analysis every week so we can get closer to establishing 'laws" for destination downtown developments. Our Members know they have a competitive advantage; it's part of our job to help them sustain that edge, and to invent or predict the next one, number 29, among many district configurations, to fit the mileu of the next great community. Finally, abstracts help establish a norm that is useful to  mortgage brokers, loan guarantors and lenders - our Members' partners in the giant effort to re-establish our downtowns in the meaningful ways so many covered malls cannot capture.

Click here to see many of the standard abstracts that give communities with arts, design or cultural districts a distinct advantage over other MSAs. And, click here to see many of the ratio-based abstracts that explain the comptetitive advantages enjoyed by communities that develop both standard and alternative destination districts.

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Explanatory information about Abstracts is found on the Districts Statistics page of the 7 Arts Foundation web site. Additional sourcing information is available to Members of the Membership Association by writing drthomas@7artsfoundation.org .

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