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$15 million awarded to support tourism in New York State

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The Empire State Development recently announced that there will be $15 million awarded for tourism efforts in the state of New York.

There are 69 different projects across the state that will benefit from the funding. Funds were awarded through the Regional Economic Development Councils. The councils are part of the Market New York program which focuses on getting funding to the tourism sectors.

One recipient was the Lake George Music Festival, which received $40,000 to promote a “Plus Pass” for their summer performances and other tourist attractions closeby.

The Hudson Valley Dia Art Foundation received $400,000 for renovations, climate control, and energy efficiency issues, according to the Times Union.

$1.6 million was awarded to the Kite’s Nest ReGeneration Capital Project. This major undertaking will take a two acre industrial riverfront property and turn it into a campus for youth education, employment, and environmental justice. It is located in Hudson.

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