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42 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30- MONDAY. DECEMBER 3. 2012 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE Cape Gazette $;14 million i Local leaders gather in Lewes to discuss ramifications of study By Mike Love ducted by the Americans for the Special to the Cape Gazette Arts, an umbrella organization which supports and represents Local leaders from various arts all forms of arts organizations, organizations and businesses and it was the fourth of its kind, gathered at Lewes Public Library collecting data throughout fiscal Nov. 14 to discuss the correlation year 2010 and calendar year 2011. between art and the Delaware The study gathered data from economy. The presentation, led 182 groups across the nation, rep: by PaulWeagraffofthe Delaware resenting all 50 states. These Division of the Arts, outlined the groups included cities, counties f'mdings of a study which shows and, as was the case for the economic advantages Delaware, entire states. nonprofit arts organizations pro- For Delaware, nonprofit arts vide. organizations represent a $142 "More and more, the arts are million industry; support almost having to make a case for them- 3,900 jobs, making the industry selves beyond 'The arts are good in the top 10 for Delaware em- for us,"' Weagraff said. Weagraff ployers; and generate almost $10 is speaking of the enrichment million in local and state rev- which arts provide, the added enue, Weagraffsaid. quality of life and the importance The DAA argues that these es- of arts in education. However, timates are conservative figures. this study provided data which Only 60 percent of nonprofit arts may have ftscal conservatives in organizations participated in the support of efforts sometimes study. misconceived as frivolous. "We can argue that the impact The study, titled Arts and Eco- is greater than what we present nomic Prosperity IV, was con- Continued on page 44 IN .DOWNSTATE \ DECEMBER 5 DIFEBO'S BISTRO AT BEAR TRAP DUNES KEYNOTE SPEAKER LIANE HANSEN NPR PERSONALITY AND AMERICAN ]OURNALIST NETWORK PRESENTED SHARE DelawareToday. CONNECT TICKETS ~ INFO: DELAWARETODAY.COM 302.504,13G4 TICKETS@DELAWARETODAY,COM [ Baghealth Kent Gcnfral . Mdford MemorJ~ lwaMJones" Cuswm Ready_ q-'ownhomes 8g q-'wins EXCLUSIVE ! FINANCING OFFER provided by ERITAGE 0% interest for first year All payments go to Principal 3.75% years 2 - 30 Only 10% Down Payment Natalie Rosetti 302-450-8147 Heritage Village Sales Manager Located in Lewes, DE off Postal Lane adjacent to the Heritage Golf Club Open Thursday through Monday 1l to 5 Tuesday and Wednesday by Appointment Randy Mason 302-236-1142 (cell)