Artful Return on Investment
Mike Coonrod, sbjLive Producer

Artful Return on Investment

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“The arts aren’t just for some people and not for others, they belong to everybody.” says Jane Chu, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. Chu says the arts contribute three-quarters of a trillion dollars to the US economy. That is 4.2% of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product. Michael Donovan, Executive Director of the Missouri Arts Council, says the arts create a community that is more attractive to residents, visitors and businesses. “And of course, it helps strengthen downtown and businesses throughout the community,” Donovan says.

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