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The growth of the arts economy and the growth in states’ overall economies are linked, according to a report published by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) based on the Great Recession (2007-2009).

The report shows that state arts economies were the quickest to bounce back. 

Doug Noonan, an economics professor at Indiana University Indianapolis, and author of the report calculates that if a state’s arts economy were to double in a given year, it would cause, in the following year, an 8 percent growth in the rest of the state’s economy. 

Read more in this article from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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