Cultural activities are recognized as an important way for individuals to contribute to their communities. Culture is an essential tool in understanding the values, shared meanings, and goals of residents within a community. The arts, culture and sports industries are economic drivers in the community that support jobs, generate revenue, and support tourism. The number of cultural businesses in Surrey is a measure of the viability and vibrancy of cultural industries in Surrey. The City aims to see an upward trend in cultural businesses as the population increases.