Cornyn and Noriega, small business knows your no answer is an answer
Texas’ arts is one of the most significant small business economies and tourism dollars in the state. The Arts Alliance of Texas asked each of your campaigns specifically your arts platform and you still have yet to answer. Therefore we have not done our job educating your campaigns on the economic impact the arts provide for the state of Texas. Please take the time to read and please respond with your platform regarding the arts in Texas as a U.S. Senate candidate. And, again, no answer is an answer and we will promote it as such.
The Arts and its Economic Impact in the state of Texas:
The Texas Arts Industry contribute $190 billion to the economy. (Perryman Report on Texas Arts)
The Texas Arts Industry employs 2 million working Texans. (Perryman Report on Texas Arts)
For every dollar invested in the arts, $300 are returned to the economy and $10 to the state coffers. (Perryman Report on Texas Arts)
The Austin cultural sector annually contributes more than $2.2 billion to the local economy and $48 million to the City’s tax revenues and represents nearly 44,000 jobs. (TXP, Inc. Report on Austin economic analysis of the arts)
The Arts are the most profound educational and empowerment tool for at-risk children and teenagers.
The Arts Alliance is a coalition of thousands of Texas artists partnered through the Austin Film Society, The Texas Writers League, Austin Visual Arts Association, The Texas Commission on the Arts, The Austin Music Commission, The Austin Circle of Theaters and many more. The Arts Alliance has helped the grassroots passage of the $35 million arts bond in Austin, TX; the preservation of the Texas Commission of the Arts, the Texas Governor’s Election platform for the Arts, and the Austin City Council Candidates Arts forum in the past three elections (2005, 2006 & 2008).
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- October 7, 2008 / 8:05 am
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