The motion picture and television industry supported 8,476 direct jobs and 1,663 production related jobs.
The software industry supported 50,453 direct jobs and 115,921 jobs in total.
The printing and publishing industries supported 26,570 jobs, and was the creative industry that supported the most number of jobs.
Local television supported 28,280 jobs.
Local radio supported 17,700 jobs.
The app economy supported 89,070 jobs in the computing workforce.
The creative industries represented 2.5% of total state employment.
$333.44 million in wages generated from the motion picture and television industry
$73.41 million earned by new media and internet platform creators.
In the local app economy, the average computing salary is $82,745.
State Economic Impact
Local software industry contributed $8.274 billion to U.S. GDP.
Local television contributed $13.05 billion to U.S. GDP.
Local radio contributed $8.12 billion to U.S. GDP.
U.S. Copyright Registrations [2011-2017]
Total Registrations: 44,040
Visual Arts Total: 4,562
Performing Arts Total: 9,415
Sound Recording Total: 6,594
Literary Works: 23,469
Creative Community By the Numbers:
30 video gaming companies
289 local commercial radio stations
31 local commercial television stations
4,383 music publishers and 17,927 songwriters
152 newspaper publications
3,950 graphic designers
1,510 producers and directors
Notable creators who hail from the state of Missouri:
Don Cheadle, actor
Dick Van Dyke, actor/comedian
Maya Angelou, poet/writer
Mark Twain, author
Kate Chopin, author
S. Eliot, author
Laura Ingalls Wilder, writer
Tennessee Williams, writer
John Goodman, actor
Joseph Pulitzer, newspaper publisher
Kate Chopin, writer
Walt Disney, entrepreneur and animator
Ub Irweks, animator
Mort Walker, cartoonist/creator of Beetle Bailey
The top 5 Missouri daily newspapers by circulation are The Kansas City Star, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Springfield News-Leader, St. Joseph News-Press, The Jopline Globe
AMC Theatres, was founded in Kansas City, Missouri
Hallmark Cards was founded in Kansas City, Missouri
The world’s first multiplex theatre, the Parkway Twin, was in Kansas City, Missouri
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn are set in Mark Twain’s boyhood hometown of Hannibal.
Walt Disney began his artistic career in Kansas City and founded his Laugh-O-Grams Studio in the same city.
The musical styles of Kansas City jazz and St. Louis blues were developed in Missouri. Kansas City remains a hotbed for jazz music and has more than 40 area nightclubs that feature jazz on a regular basis.