Over $21 million will be given to local governments and organizations to fund tourism projects throughout.
On Wednesday,Governor Tony Evers announced that $21.9 million in grants will be awarded to 27 local governments and organizations through the Tourism Capital Investment Grant Program for major tourism-related projects across the state that help promote, sustain, or increase its tourism industry.
More than 25% of the money will go toand Dells Visitor Center and Convention Bureau.
Dells Visitor Center and Convention Bureau received $3.5 million to assist in developing an entertainment plaza for the public, which is estimated at $5.5 million in total. According to the report, this is the highest amount offered through the tourism grant program.
According to officials, the Elm Street Plaza will bring many visitors and boost businesses throughout the downtownDells area.
“We’ve prioritized major investments in‘s tourism industry because it’s at the core of our local economies, helping to promote local festivals and events, support small businesses, restaurants, and hotels, showcase our recreation opportunities, and so much more,” Gov. Evers said.
“Fromto Hayward to Dells, these capital infrastructure projects will help ensure ‘s tourism industry–and all the industries that depend on it—continue to be a strong part of our economy.”
The city ofParks and Recreation Department will also receive a $140,000 grant to acquire 70 acres of land near its 950-acre Memorial Forest. In recent years, the city of has invested in multi-use pedestrian and bike which increased visitors to the park.
In south-central, $971,360 was invested in the American Players Theatre of in , $145,650 for the Olbrich Botanical Society, and $187,465 for the Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce.
Since 2020, Gov. Evers has allocated more than $200 million to support
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