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The arts generated more than $150 billion last year

It's part of the economic case for what towns and cities can gain by investing in nonprofit and local arts.
In 2022, nonprofit arts and culture groups and their events supported 2.6 million jobs, generated $29.1 billion in tax revenue, and provided $101 billion in income for residents.
Robert Couse-Baker

A divide over how to heal a community divided by a highway

Mar 17, 2023
A midcentury expressway tore through New Orleans' historic Black neighborhood of Tremé. A federal initiative wants to address that damage.
Amy Stelly, of the Claiborne Avenue Alliance Design Studio, in front of two expressway ramps. She lives in her childhood home near the interstate.
Carly Berlin

Talent retention as a community development strategy for low-income neighborhoods

Feb 1, 2022
Majora Carter's new book, "Reclaiming Your Community," pursues a "better way" to revitalize cities.
Majora Carter's new book, "Reclaiming Your Community: You Don’t Have to Move Out of Your Neighborhood to Live in a Better One," explores urban revitalization.
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