New report shows economic impact of arts in Michigan

Feb 6, 2013

When people think of  Michigan's economy, their minds likely don't turn to art.

However, a new report may get Michigan's creative sector a second look. The non-profit organization ArtServe released its second annual “Creative State Michigan” study last week. The report suggests that creative and cultural enterprises have a positive effect on the state’s economy.

This is something the Arts Council of Greater Lansing has long understood. The council’s programs and initiatives focus on expanding Michigan's art sector.

Jennifer Goulet, president and CEO of ArtServe, and Leslie Donaldson, executive director of the Arts Council of Greater Lansing, discuss the economic value of arts and cultural organizations.