Many city and government leaders know the general importance of the arts and creative sectors, but these sectors bring way more value to your city than you think — and in ways that you might not expect!

First, a prelude: Why are we co-writing this post?

As an award-winning economic developer who is also a musician, Dallas sees a strong link between the long-term economic vibrancy of a community and the health of its arts and creative scene. And this link is getting stronger in the 21st-century economy.

As the VP of a world-leading interactive lighting design and engineering company (who is also an artist and performer), Jake actively supports creative placemaking across the globe using high-tech, interactive platforms that draw people in and create real benefits for cities and clients.

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