Monday, June 25, 2007

Democrat & Chronicle: Editorials

Democrat & Chronicle: Editorials: "Arts and prosperity

There is a link, and this community must use it as leverage

(June 25, 2007) — There's now quantifiable evidence that not only do Monroe County's nonprofit cultural and arts groups contribute substantially to the region's high quality of life, but that they're also a huge boost to the local economy.

A national survey by Americans for the Arts, the nation's premier arts advocacy group, found that the nonprofits generate $198.9 million annually in Monroe County. For perspective, consider that similar groups pumped $198.5 million into the Nashville region, which is known worldwide as a mecca for country music."

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