A *culture is not optional project
Reason #19: Benefits from & for local businesses
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Reason #19: The private sector of Three Rivers, including local businesses, banks and corporations, can support local artists while benefiting from increased tourism and business.
Our best guess is that, since *culture is not optional purchased Huss School in 2009, around 60 people have come to visit Three Rivers who probably wouldn’t have otherwise. Those visitors have sought out places to stay, food to eat, beverages to drink and shops to peruse, producing a significant investment in our local business community. Additionally, nine individuals have made Three Rivers their home for short and long term service opportunities. Even though these folks are sacrificing larger incomes in order to serve in our community, they’re still contributing to the local economy through grocery shopping, entertainment, gifts, transportation and other transactions.
We believe Three Rivers is a worthwhile destination for visitors and a lovely place to live and we hope our projects at Huss School will continue to grow this conviction in more and more people throughout Michigan and around the world. Confident in this potential, we’ll encourage local businesses to give back by supporting arts programming, the community garden and other projects as part of Imagining Space at Huss School.