Anthony Cronin, Business Editor for The Day newspaper in Eastern Connecticut knows that the arts are important to the economy and businesses of the region. In a column in the Day's business section, Cronin writes about many of the benefits arts bring to business. He says, "Having a vibrant arts culture is essential for a region's quality of life. For business, it's an important tool for recruiting, and for keeping, the best and the brightest. Major employers in this region can point to a symphony, a regional arts center, regional community theater and museums like the Florence Griswold and Lyman Allyn, and the many galleries."
He adds, " And you can't mention the arts scene in this region without mentioning the impressive business support. Look at a local playbill and you'll find numerous businesses, large and small, from big utilities to local law firms, which are longtime supporters of the arts. That relationship between business and the arts is essential to preserving the quality of life that many of us have come to expect, and enjoy, here in southeastern Connecticut."
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