By Jackie Lightfield and Maribeth Becker
To the Editor:
Norwalk 2.0 is thrilled that construction has started on the Globe Theater. For every dollar that the State of Connecticut has invested, $26 in economic activity will be generated.
For a performance arts venue, this is an ongoing reinvestment in the local economy. The performers, theater technicians, artists, caterers, electricians, and sound engineers to name a few, are jobs that are filled by local people, will spend their time, energy and dollars in Norwalk Center.
The revitalization of downtown center cannot happen without the creative economy and the investment by the state helps us create the cultural district that will bring more economic activity to Norwalk.
(Read “The arts drive economics benefit” by Jackie Lightfield.)
Jackie Lightfield is former Zoning Commission chairwoman, Arts Commission Chairwoman and co-founder of Norwalk 2.0, an economic development and arts organization. Maribeth Becker is former CNNA coordinator, vice chairwoman of the Arts Commission and co-founder of Norwalk 2.0
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