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9:11 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Economic Benefit From Arts Districts

Hagerstown Arts District
Credit hagerstownmd.gov

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - A study commissioned by the Maryland State Arts Council underscores the economic benefit of local arts and entertainment districts.

The council said Wednesday that the Towson University study found that arts districts in 20 communities supported about 5,100 jobs paying $149 million in wages in fiscal year 2013. Most of the jobs were linked to visitor spending at district events.

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