County Tourism Incentive Grant Funded
The CCSNJ supported S-488 (Brown/Beach), which establishes a "County Tourism Incentive Grant Fund" within New Jersey Department of Treasury to provide funding for grants to counties to support tourism advertising and promotion. If implemented, the bill could assist in providing extra funding to one of the most critical industries in New Jersey: the tourism industry. Although tourism continues to be a main driver of New Jersey’s economy, especially in summer months, funding for tourism advertising and promotion have not followed proportionally year-over-year. S-488 (Brown/Beach) aims to help change this unfortunate trend. As currently written, the bill will give counties additional resources to strengthen tourism promotion, which is always a wise investment for the State. The bill passed out of the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee unanimously on February 10, 2020.
Related Links : https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/S0500/488_I1.HTM