Were you aware that the nonprofit arts sector is one of the top 25 largest non-governmental employers in Orange County?
In fact, the nonprofit arts sector ranks as the 23rd employer in the community, according to the 2010 Economic Impact of the Nonprofit Arts Report presented recently by James L. Doti, president of Chapman University.
The Center Club, Costa Mesa, hosted a morning presentation of the Economic Report by Doti to a full boardroom of executives representing not only the nonprofit sector but also other important business interests in the county, including banking, retail, tourism, finance and manufacturing.
Prepared by the A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research at Chapman University's Argyros School of Business under the direction of Esmael Adibi, working in conjunction with Betty R. Moss, founding executive director, recently retired from the Orange County Business Committee for the Arts Inc.
The tone of Doti's address was upbeat, yet realistic, acknowledging the current difficult times. Doti, a noted economist, attributed his optimistic view to both the diversity and vibrancy of the Orange County region overall and the percentage of the population committed to supporting the arts through a variety of avenues.