City Council supports getting American Indian Cultural Center & Museum up and running

City Council supports getting American Indian Cultural Center & Museum up and running


ABIGAIL:rt OKLAHOMA CITY IS ALWAYS LOOKING FOR WAYS TO INCREASE REVENUE. JESSICA: TODAY’S BUDGETS CAN ALWAYS USE MORE CASH AND OUR CITY IS NO DIFFERENT.rt PAUL FOLGER JOINS US AREA PAUL, THE MONEY WE NEED MAY ACTUALLY BE IN FUN. PAUL: IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE BUT FUN FOR VISITORS MEANS CASH FOR OKLAHOMA CITY.rt IT REALLY MEANS COLD, HARD CASH FOR THIS WEEK. rtMANY LOCALS DON’T THINK ABOUT IT, BUT OKLAHOMA CITY GETS $600 MILLION A YEAR FROM VISITORSrt CHECKING OUT OUR ATTRACTIONS. AND TODAY CITY COUNCIL APPROVED SUPPORT TO GET THE INDIAN CULTURAL MUSEUM UP AND RUNNING.>>I CAN SEE HOW THE OKLAHOMA INDIAN CULTURAL CENTER IS GOING TO BE A HUGE ATTRACTION FOR rtTOURISTS TO COME. PAUL: KELSEY KARPER WITH OKLAHOMANS FOR THE ARTrtS SAYS A NEW STUDY BASED ON 2015 NUMBERS MEANT MULTI MILLIONS IN CITY COFFERS.>>SPENDING FROM THOSE GROUPS IN 2015 RESULTED IN $61.7 MILLION IN STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT REVENUE. PAUL:rt THAT IS A LOT OF MONEY SPENT ON ATTRACTIONS, HOTE , FOODS, GIFTS AND ENTERTAINMENT. CASH MONEY JUST FOR OUR CITY BEING GOOD HOSTS WITH THINGS TOrt DO. KARPER SAYS IT’S ONE MORE REASON THE COUNCIL WANTS THE INDIAN CULTURAN CENTER UP AND RUNNING.>>VISITORS WHO COME FROM OUT OF TOWN SPEND OVER 90 PERSON BEYOND rt– $90 PER PERSON BEYOND THE COST OF THE ADMISSION FOR THE ART EXPERIENCE.

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