With hopes of giving a boost to Illinois’ struggling economy, Gov.
Pat Quinn rolled out a new initiative this week focused on investing in
the arts and strengthening the state’s cultural offerings.
nonprofit arts organizations contribute $2.75 billion to the local
economy through direct spending and revenue generation, according to a
report by Arts Alliance Illinois and Americans For The Arts.
More than 78,000 full-time jobs are supported through art nonprofits throughout the state, as detailed in “Arts & Economic Prosperity IV.”
Prompted by these statistics, Quinn has launched the Creative Economy Initiative.
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