"During the 2010-11 season, Broadway as an industry contributed $11.2 billion to the NYC economy.
This amount was comprised of direct spending by producers to mount and run shows, spending by theatre owners to maintain and renovate venues, and ancillary purchases by “Broadway Tourists” (defined as non-NYC residents who said that Broadway was a very important reason in their coming to New York City).
The money that was directly spent in these areas was then re-spent in multiple subsequent rounds.
The full contribution of Broadway tourists amounted to $9.0 billion, shows contributed $2.2 billion, and theatres contributed $22.3 million for a total of $11.2 billion on NYC’s economy.
This represents a 9% increase from the 2008-2009 season (in constant dollars)."