Economic Impact


Every season DPAC attracts hundreds of thousands of guests to Durham from throughout the region. In fact, three out of every four DPAC guests come from outside of Durham. This creates an incredible boost to the local economy and each year the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau measures the visitor spending and economic impact generated by the shows that DPAC hosts. DPAC is proud of this role in helping bring so many visitors to Durham where they can not only discover the great shows at DPAC, but also see all that Durham has to offer.

Total Visitor Spending

$78,991,786
2017 / 2018 Season

Total Economic Impact

$110,869,158

2017 / 2018 Season

Total Value Added to Durham's Economy

$81,176,828 
2017 / 2018 Season