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Not only do they pay $7M for it they also pay to promote it and other down town activities/arts etc.......
Here’s some “highlights” of grants from our city
The ARTS:
$25,000 the new Wilmington Arts Council
$10,000 Cucaloris Film festival
$1,000 Wilmington Black Expo
$15,000 Wilmington Youth Soccer (Don’t know why this is listed with arts….)
$57,300 Community Arts Center
$2,000 Martin Luther King Parade
$10,000 July 4th Fireworks
$127,500 Thalian Center funding
$247,800 TOTAL ART FUNDING

The Economic Development “team”
$84,815 Wilmington Business Development
$64,252 Wilmington Downtown Inc
$115,766 Wilmington Film Commission
$70,000 UNCW Entrepreneur Center
$334,833 TOTAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANTS
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