GREEN BAY – Representative Kristina Shelton (D – Green Bay) joined Governor Tony Evers this morning at the Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitor Bureau as he announced an additional $21.9 million for the Tourism Capital Investment Grant Program.  This money will go to 27 local governments and organizations for major tourism-related projects that will continue to spotlight Wisconsin’s tourism industry.

$2.5 million will go to the Experience Greater Green Bay Corporation for the creation of a new Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitor Center, which was first attempted to be funded in the Governor’s 2019-2021 Budget only to be removed by legislative Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee.  On the Governor’s announcement, Representative Shelton offered the following statement:

“I am overjoyed to welcome the Governor’s investment in Green Bay’s tourism industry. We see over six million tourists in the Green Bay area per year – from Packers games, to our hiking, biking, and walking trails, it’s no surprise that people from all over the state and beyond come to visit our city.

“Building a new Convention and Visitor Bureau will open more doors to individuals coming to enjoy all that our city has to offer. I’d like to thank UA Local 400, who has been influential in the success of this project.  I’m grateful that our Governor recognizes the impact that this building will have in our city – we invest in the things we share, and strengthening our community in this way benefits us all!”

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