We recently completed the biggest yard sign order in Denver Print history for the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), in support of their “Yes on 4B” campaign. The order was for 10,000 signs, in total. The unique shape of the signs made this a particularly challenging project. We are proud to see these signs already appearing in yards around the Denver metro area.
In 1988, metro-Denver voters approved a first-of-its-kind Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), funded by a dedicated sales tax – one cent on every $10 – to support 171 cultural facilities throughout six metro-area counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson (Broomfield was added in 1998). In the late 1980s, government support had diminished and facilities were struggling.
Today, the SCFD helps fund more than 300 small and large cultural facilities that provide high-quality programming throughout the region. Attendance has climbed 95 percent since the district began and citizens have access to twice the number of organizations.
SCFD funding continues to be unique across the nation, earning metro Denver top billing in support for the arts nationally, and allowing creation of a vibrant, flourishing cultural scene with a multitude of cultural experiences to nourish most every interest.
In addition, the small investment by taxpayers provides enormous returns. The SCFD has a huge impact on the region’s economy:
– Generates $1.85 billion annually in economic activity
– Creates 10,205 jobs
– Spurs $520 million in tourism
Sources: www.yesonscfd.com, Colorado Business Committee for the Arts