Viva Fall River

“Rocking & Rolling” Fall River Arts, Culture Plan Will Boost Local Economy

Sep 15, 2021 | Press, Small Business

FALL RIVER — “Artists eat.” Who knew? That bold statement was made by Mike O’Sullivan, the Fall River co-CEO of One SouthCoast Chamber.

O’Sullivan wasn’t being flip- pant. His point was that artists, as well as people who travel to partake of art and cultural shows and performances, tend to spend money in local restaurants.

And that’s good news both or small business owners and overall, local economic development.

“It fills the restaurants and produces tax revenue,” he said. O’Sullivan, who sits on the steering committee of Fall River Arts and Culture Coalition, also known as FRACC, said he’s optimistic about an “arts and culture plan” that’s been gathering steam, especially during the past eight months.

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