Sault Ste. Marie Public Library generates more than $6 million in economic benefits

From the Executive Summary:

“[t]his research demonstrates some key economic values for the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library. The value was calculated using previous research conducted by the Martin Prosperity Institute (2013) and based on formulae derived from similar research in Australia, the UK and Canada. In brief, using industry standard economic formulae, this research shows that the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library creates almost 100 jobs, generates more than $6 million in economic benefits to the community through its programs and circulation – a 236% return on investment – and is valued at $603 for every open hour.”

Access:
Building Strong and Vibrant Communities: The Value of Sault Ste. Marie’s Public Library  (2015)