The Arts and Economic Prosperity® 5 was conducted by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. Established in 1960, they are dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. To complete this customized analysis for the Greater Kingsport Area, the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts joined the study as one of the 250 partners. Each of the 250 partner organizations identified the universe of nonprofit arts and cultural organizations that are located in its region. The Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 provides evidence that the nonprofit arts and culture sector is a significant industry in the Greater Kingsport Area—one that generates $29.5 million in total economic activity.