Report shows value of investing in arts and culture

It's not always the most obvious connection in the world, but arts and culture actually do have significant economic impact on communities, as a recent ArtServe report shows.

Excerpt: The intrinsic value of arts and cultural organizations has long been recognized, but a new report reinforces what the sector has long trumpeted: They have significant economic impact, as well.

For every $1 the state invested in nonprofit arts and cultural groups in 2009, those organizations pumped more than $51 into Michigan's economy through spending on rent, programs, travel and salaries.

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Source: Crain's Detroit Business
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