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Why the arts are important for economic development

Ann Markusen discusses the role of "artistic dividend" in regional development.

Art and culture's role in urban development is well-documented. University of Minnesota economist Ann Markusen and her colleagues argue that the arts make substantial, if occasionally hidden, contributions to regional development. Markusen dubs this the "artistic dividend."

The Atlantic: Cities
November 29, 2011

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