Proposed Blues Museum To Boost Fundraising, With A Little State Help

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The people who want to build a blues museum in downtown St. Louis plan to ramp up their fundraising in the next few months, and they’ll ask the state this week for a spark.

City officials and organizers of the proposed National Blues Museum will request $2 million in tax credits designed to help draw private donations to the $13.6 million project. If the Missouri Development Finance Board approves, museum organizers hope to raise enough money to start construction early next year and open in late 2013.

Read more on St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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