Monthly Archives: August 2018

From a GA…Cultural Events’ Economic Impact

Artistic and cultural activities can enhance communities’ livelihood and well-being in myriad ways; from increasing local pride of cultural assets and willingness to preserving them, to growth in employment and tax revenue brought by cultural tourists (See this article for more information about socioeconomic impacts of art and culture). Cultural Economists believe that art and…

From a GA…a New River Valley Gem, Roanoke

Roanoke Star

What does the average Virginia Tech undergraduate think about Roanoke? Probably not much at all. I may be speaking for myself, but during my first few years as a student in Blacksburg, Roanoke was a way point for my travels from home to campus. I visited downtown, ate dinner in Grandin Village, and stocked up…