Why the arts drives economic growth

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Tanya Hendy

South by South West has the wisdom to recognise that it's not just technology that drives economic growth – the arts is having an escalating economic impact globally.

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South by South West (‘SXSW’) is onto something. Every year, during the month of March, around 155,000 people flock to University town, Austin, Texas to mingle, show-off and party. What was once a small music festival has now turned into the next big thing, attracting high profile personalities from Lady Gaga to Mark Zuckerberg, bringing in around $218.2 million dollars per year. 

About the author

Tanya Hendy is an Account Executive with Communications Agency, Ellis Jones.

http://www.ellisjones.com.au/