August 18, 2012 10:15 PM

Robert Trussell | Kansas City, St. Louis are getting a ‘valuable return on the arts’

At first glance, the numbers didn’t make sense. How could the five-county Kansas City area have a larger population than St. Louis County but spend less on the arts? That question jumped out from the blizzard of numbers in the recent Arts and Economic Prosperity IV study conducted by Americans for the Arts in communities across the country.

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