As I read these things, I try to distill them down to the meat and potatoes. I always try to remember to link to the actual studies, so you can read them in depth for yourselves. Click the link above for the Full Monty. From the report:
This report focuses on the role that arts, culture, and design can play in assisting states as they seek to create jobs and boost their economies in the short run and transition to an innovation- based economy in the long run.
The report makes the argument that arts, culture, and design can assist states with economic growth because they can: