The Texas Cultural Trust commissioned a 2008 economic study produced by Texas Perspectives that has found an undeniable connection between support for the arts, a vibrant creative sector and a strong economy. It’s the ideas and ability to imagine taken from the arts that are the fuel for the creative sector. And it’s the jobs from the creative sector that are the hidden power behind our economy.

Here are 20 reasons both are vital to our economy and to the future of Texas.

Or, click the image below to download a PDF the full report, The Role of the Innovation Workforce & Creative Sector in the Texas Economy.