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Vital signs: Heading into its 75th year, the Des Moines Symphony remains in remarkably good health

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An article in The Des Moines Register celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra recognized that the arts are an important component in building and sustaining communities and a good investment for the business community.  The article quoted from an earlier op-ed by Robert Lynch, President and CEO of Americans for the Arts and Suku Radia, President and CEO of Bankers Trust and a BCA Executive Board member.  Here is an excerpt from the article:

 

"In Des Moines, corporate and community leaders understand the role those “cultural service agencies” have played in the city’s transformation. Bankers Trust president Suku Radia and Americans for the Arts president Robert Lynch made the case in a joint essay in last Sunday’s Register.

 

'The arts are big business in Greater Des Moines and a good investment for both residents and businesses,” they wrote. “Creative placemaking is a vital mechanism to create and sustain a place that residents and businesses can not only be proud of but enthusiastically call home.'”

 

Read the entire article in the Des Moines Register.

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