Governor Evers Announces $140 Million in Grants Toward Tourism

Thursday, Governor Tony Evers announced more than $140 million in grants will be distributed to state businesses and organizations which are vital to Wisconsin’s tourism and entertainment industries. Some of those grant allotments which may benefit Door County include $75 million for lodging grants, $11.25 million for movie theaters, $12 million for live event small businesses, $10 million for live venues, $15 million for destination marketing organizations, and $1 million for the Wisconsin Historical Society to assist in re-opening historical sites. Funds will be distributed by multiple state agencies, including the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. Department Acting Secretary Anne Sayers says these dollars will be crucial to helping the state’s tourism industry recover.

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