Government's 1st measure of creative economy finds arts, culture add $500 billion to GDP

  • by: BRETT ZONGKER , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 5, 2013 - 9:55 AM

WASHINGTON — Creative industries led by Hollywood account for about $504 billion, or at least 3.2 percent of U.S. goods and services, the government said in its first official measure of how the arts and culture affect the economy.

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