NEWS Midtown awarded state's first Arts & Entertainment Designation

Earlier this month, the Texas Commision on the Arts (TCA) designated the Midtown Management District as an official Cultural Arts and Entertainment district. Midtown is the first management district in the State of Texas to receive this honor and joins a list of 18 other communities that benefit from the power of an art-focused community. 

"It is an honor to be among the historic group of communities that hae recognized that investing inc reative and artistic ventures offers a good approach to community revitalization and cultural tourism," said Deputy Directory Jim Bob McMillan of the Texas Commission on the Arts."

The mission of the TCA is to advance our state economincally and culturally by investing in a creative Texas. The awarding of the Cultural Arts and Entertainment designation reflects Midtown's unique environment, history and use of land growth and cultural development.

"We expect the Cultural Arts and Entertainment District to stimulate ecnoic development activities to include enhanced property values, profitability of sourrounding businesses and an increase in the regional tax base," said Matt Thibodeaux, executive director of the Midtown Management District.

Beyond the immediate economic impact, Midtown's investment should attract residents, stimulate tourism, retail and entertainment businesses. 

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