An initiative to promote cultural programs in Florida was recently launched at the Straz Center in downtown Tampa.
Secretary of State Kurt Browning says the initiative, dubbed Culture Builds Florida
, "will aim to promote the ways art and culture create jobs, stimulate the economy and contribute to Florida's tourism," according to The Tampa Tribune
Arts sustain 88,000 jobs statewide and bring in $3 billion a year, according to Browning.
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