The following information was sent out by Judi Ring, State Librarian of Florida.
It has been documented that Florida libraries play a significant role in supporting the economy through a multitude of services including résumé building, online job searching, and free classes. In addition, Florida’s Return on Investment study found the following:
· Florida’s public libraries return $6.54 for every $1.00 invested.
· For every $6,488 of public support (federal, state, and local), one job is created.
· For every dollar of taxpayer support for public libraries in Florida, Gross Regional Product increases by $9.08.
· For every dollar of taxpayer support for public libraries in Florida, income (wages) increases by $12.66.
Visit the State Library and Archives of Florida’s
Economic Recovery Wiki for additional information to see how libraries are involved and to contribute information on what your library and community are doing.