Each community will have a unique and distinctive mix of arts organizations. In addition to focusing on different programs, they may also vary in size and age. There are several well-known, archetypal community populations: some old and established, some in middle age with new generations of leadership, some that have come into being in the social enterprise era. The balance of institutional and entrepreneurial makeup of the arts is one attribute of the character or personality of a community. The indicators in this factor all share a focus on the blend of different kinds of arts organizations in each county as a matter of distinct character.



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International arts exports increase: U.S. exports of arts goods increased from $56 to $64 billion between 2009 and 2010 (+12%).  With U.S. imports at just $23 billion, the arts achieved a $41 billion trade surplus in 2010.  The percentage of international travelers that include the arts on their visits to the U.S. has increased annually since 2003.