Creativity pays off: Arts have whopping economic impact

Daily Globe,
26 February 2015, USA

It may be easy to disregard one classical guitarist or a single ballet troupe, but its much harder to ignore $1.2 billion.

While the full report — Creative Minnesota: The Health and Impact of the Nonprofit Arts and Culture Sector — will officially be unveiled Tuesday during a noon meeting at the Barn Theater in Willmar, a preview of the data reveals this truth: the arts mean business.