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5 States Seeking Film Industry Glory Through Incentives








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By Chad Husted, chusted@nrha.org

The most famous Hollywood might be in California, but the economic impact of the film and TV industry has expanded well beyond the West Coast. According to the Motion Picture Association of America, the film industry supported 2.1 million jobs and generated $139 billion in total wages in 2016. It isn’t just the big studios doing work either. The association says the industry is comprised of over 93,000 businesses in total, with 87 percent of those businesses employing fewer than 10 people.

Many state governments have looked into making their state a fertile ground for movie production. Take a look at how one retailer has made the most of supplying film and stage productions here. Then see how other states have worked to find the spotlight. 

Sources: Motion Picture Association of America, Film Production Capital, National Conference of State Legislatures

About Chad Husted

Chad is an assistant editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. A Purdue University graduate, Chad has covered sports and news at the high school, college and Olympic levels as a sports writer, editor and designer for multiple newspapers. Prior to joining the NRHA, he was the sports editor for the Herald Journal in Monticello, Indiana, and a designer and copy editor for the AIM Media Indiana group in Columbus, Indiana. When not cultivating his beard, he enjoys backpacking, cooking, traveling and watching too much sports and Netflix.

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