A study recently released by the Haas Center for Business Research and Economic Development, University of West Florida , reveals public libraries return $8.32 in value for every tax dollar received.
Santa Rosa County sees a return on investment estimated at $17.02. The ROI figures demonstrate how even a small investment yields an extremely high value for our community. Residents can find Santa Rosa County specific report information and measure their own personal economic ROI when visiting a county library by using the online calculator found at http://haas.uwf.edu/library/county_data/santarosa.htm.
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