Arizona Nonprofit Economic Impact

New report shows significant economic impact of Arizona’s nonprofit sector

For Immediate Release
March 11, 2016

PHOENIX – A recently released report, “Arizona Nonprofits: Economic Power, Positive Impact” shows that the state’s nonprofit sector is not only a critical contributor to Arizona’s social fabric and shared quality of life, it’s also a powerful economic driver and job creator.

The first of its kind, the report examines in economic terms the sizable contribution that Arizona’s 21,000-plus nonprofit organizations make to the state economy in the form of jobs, wages, taxes and revenue generated.

Nonprofits are 'force to be reckoned with' in Arizona's economy

February 21, 2016 | The Arizona Republic

Arizona's growing nonprofit sector is an important economic driver for the state and "a force to be reckoned with," but it's also an arena dominated by big hospitals, with much less impact from cultural, environmental and smaller traditional charities.

Those are some of the takeaways from a new study that estimates nonprofits contribute at least $22.4 billion to the state's economy, employ more than 324,000 people and generate at least $2.1 billion in annual sales, payroll and property taxes.