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Santa Fe Indian Market financial state questioned

Created: 05/12/2014 8:21 AM
By: The Associated Press

SANTA FE (AP) - The city of Santa Fe's biggest tourist draw is also drawing concerns about its current financial state.
    
The New Mexican reports that the shortening of employees' work-weeks, reduced benefits and staff resignations have some speculating about the financing of the annual Santa Fe Indian Market.
    
The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, which sponsors the market every August, is only having its employees work a four-day week this year.
    
Three key workers, including a chief operating officer, resigned and recently announced their own arts market taking place the same weekend.
    
Tourism officials say no other event brings as much revenue to the city.
    
They say the market generates about $140 million in spending through sales of art, food, lodging and other miscellaneous expenses.
    
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