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April 26, 2021
The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce is one of 113 chambers of commerce from 46 states to sign a letter in support of relief for the arts, culture, and creative sectors. The Chambers signed onto the letter collectively working with over 33 million employers, employees, and businesses of all sizes and industries to respond to our national public health and economic crisis.
The 2020 CARES Act and the new American Rescue Plan Act provided much-needed relief to many of our members, however, there are critical gaps in the aid that fail to meet the needs of the creative economy and cultural infrastructure. A report from the Brookings Institution  found that the country’s 670,000 creative economy businesses (which generate $919.7 billion each year towards the GDP)  have collectively lost at least $150 billion, and that over half of all workers in the creative sector remain unemployed.
Johns Hopkins University and the international Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development warn  that the creative sector is among the most impacted industries in the country— with damaging ripple effects to restaurants, tourism, travel, and local businesses. Bureau of Economic Analysis data shows that the sector contracted by 59% between the end of 2019 and mid-2020 — twice the rate of other highly impacted industries— and is rebounding at a slower rate.
We request that the U.S. Congress work swiftly to enact the following provisions within the infrastructure and recovery package known as the American Jobs Plan. These proposals echo the Put Creative Workers to Work policy platform endorsed by over 2,300 creative businesses and creative workers in all 50 states.
As we face the road to economic recovery, we must prioritize creative infrastructure and the sector of creative and cultural institutions, particularly because they will help drive the recovery of local small businesses and economies of all types. With key investments and funding, cultural institutions can push the recovery forward across the country.
Download the letter here.
 Brookings Institution, Lost Art, 2020.
 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2020.
 Johns Hopkins University and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2020.
 Put Creative Workers to Work.
Senior Vice President, Policy & Research