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2018 Annual Report Highlights Cobb Job Growth, Economic Impact

December 17, 2018

Cobb Galleria Centre, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre and ArtsBridge Foundation recently released their joint 2018 Annual Report. The Annual Report is dedicated to the late John A. Williams, founding chairman of the Cobb-Marietta Coliseum & Exhibit Hall Authority.

In 2018, Cobb Galleria Centre and Cobb Energy Centre created 1,930 jobs and generated approximately $198 million in overall economic impact for Cobb County and the state of Georgia, based on an economic impact study performed by an independent consulting firm.  Approximately $9.6 million in sales, income, local option, hotel/motel and liquor by the drink taxes are directly attributable to events held at the Cobb Galleria Centre and Cobb Energy Centre. In 2018, the venues produced a total of 747 events with attendance of 688,000.

ArtsBridge Foundation, the arts education outreach arm of the Cobb Energy Centre, reached 30,000 students and educators in 2018 through field trips, master classes, educational experiences, the family series and the Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards – Shuler Hensley Awards. The 2017 live television broadcast earned a 2018 Emmy Award.

“It was an outstanding year for the Cobb-Marietta Coliseum & Exhibit Hall Authority,” said Michele Swann, General Manager and CEO of the Authority. “Together, the Cobb Galleria Centre and the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre surpassed their budgeted revenue goals and generated a combined economic impact of $198 million on Cobb County and the state of Georgia. Economic impact is a key metric for us and an essential part of our strategic plan.”

To read more, visit https://cobbgalleria.com/about-us/annual-report/.

 

About Cobb Galleria Centre

The Cobb Galleria Centre is located in the beautifully landscaped 88-acre Galleria complex in prestigious northwest Atlanta. Cobb Galleria Centre is Atlanta’s premier convention facility with

320,000 square feet of event space, four exhibition halls, 20 meeting rooms, four executive boardrooms and a grand ballroom. Cobb Galleria Centre had more than 411,000 visitors to 464 events in 2018, resulting in an overall economic impact of $172 million. For more information, visit cobbgalleria.com and follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/CobbGalleria, on Twitter at @CobbGalleria and on Instagram at instagram.com/cobbgalleria/.

 

About Cobb Energy Centre

The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is located at 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway in northwest Atlanta, inside the Perimeter. Cobb Energy Centre is a premier venue for opera, concerts, Broadway shows, ballet, educational shows, family shows and corporate meetings and events. The Centre hosts two resident companies, the Atlanta Ballet and The Atlanta Opera.  The facility includes the 2,750-seat John A. Williams Theatre, 10,000-square-foot Kessel D. Stelling Ballroom and full-service food and beverage capabilities.  For more information about the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, visit cobbenergycentre.com and follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/CEPAC, on Twitter at @CobbEnergyPAC and on Instagram at instagram.com/cobbenergypac/.

 

About ArtsBridge Foundation

ArtsBridge Foundation is dedicated to providing quality arts education and community engagement programs that engage, motivate, inspire, and elevate the next generation of artists and arts supporters. ArtsBridge forms connections with students in grades K-12 by providing arts education opportunities through field trip programs to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, master class workshops, artists-in-schools, and the annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards – Shuler Hensley Awards. Since its inception in 2007, ArtsBridge has served more than 350,000 students and educators from 57 Georgia counties, plus students from Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina. To learn more, visit artsbridgega.org and follow us on Twitter at @ArtsbridgeGA, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ArtsBridgeGa and on Instagram at instagram.com/artsbridgega/.

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