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Fewer film jobs in Georgia for 2014: trend or adjustment?

New data from the County Business Patterns shows a big loss in film jobs for Georgia since 2013. However, there has still been healthy growth overall since the state introduced up to 30% in transferable tax credits for film productions, with a 74% growth rate since 2010, and 29% overall since 2012. 178 more words

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The economic effects of so-called "religious freedom" laws

On Wednesday, March 23, the North Carolina General Assembly surprised many of us with a truly radical bill, HB2, which bars anti-discrimination bills passed by local governments… 499 more words

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The Arts Driving Economic Development in Paducah, Kentucky:

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     The arts can be powerful drivers of economic development; they are too seldom included as an acknowledged and serious part of a community’s planning for the future. 188 more words

Are MPIs putting Atlanta (and Georgia) on the filmmaking map?

After over ten years of movie production tax incentives (MPIs), Georgia may finally be reaping the rewards of their generous tax credits in the way of a local film industry growth.  400 more words

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Why London should be proud of Notting Hill Carnival

I was so psyched to head to Notting Hill Carnival the first time a couple of years ago. Coming from an Australian city (which tend to be pretty damn conservative), seeing thousands of people from all walks of life dancing, drinking and cruising about the streets was actually a bit of a shock. 731 more words

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Art, Change, and Small Steps

There is an interesting Op-ed in the New York Times today written by Antanas Mockus, a former mayor of Bogotá, Columbia. (Between Mockus’s two terms, Bogotá was led by another visionary, … 242 more words

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