Late Night Entertainment Economy Impact Assessment
The nightlife economy contributes to Edmonton’s social and cultural fabric, improving the city’s viability and appeal for both local residents and tourists.
In 2016, the City of Edmonton conducted an economic impact assessessment of the Late Night Entertainment Industry. Using 2014 data, the study found:
- In 2014, Edmonton had 327 minors prohibited establishments – making up 38 per cent of Edmonton’s venues. They were visited by about 2.5 million customers that year.
- In 2014, the late-night economy generated nearly $883 million in spending.
- The total impact of the late-night economy was $1.4 billion when wages, salaries and the purchase of materials are included.
The complete report can be accessed here.