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The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State

Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno Announces Over $553,000 in Cooperative Marketing Grants to Promote Garden State Tourism

Forty-two Organizations Receive Funding to Expand Tourism Opportunities in New Jersey


TRENTON, N.J. – Reaffirming the Christie Administration’s commitment to support travel and tourism in New Jersey, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno today announced that forty-two organizations were awarded Cooperative Marketing Grants totaling more than $553,000 to promote tourism in the Garden State.

Administered by the New Jersey Department of State’s Division of Travel & Tourism, the Cooperative Marketing Grant Program provides funding to promote and market individual tourism events, attractions and activities throughout the state.

“Tourism is an important economic engine for New Jersey, particularly along our shore. It’s an industry that contributes significantly to the health of our communities by creating jobs and bringing revenue into our municipalities,” said Lt. Governor Guadagno. “Several weeks ago, I kicked off the “Show Your Love for the Jersey Shore” initiative to support local shore area businesses through the months ahead. The Cooperative Marketing Grant Program grants announced today will do even more to attract visitors and boost tourism here in New Jersey.”

Cooperative Marketing Organization Grants were awarded to the following organizations:

Greater Hammonton Chamber of Commerce $12,600 Atlantic
Cooper's Ferry Partnership $18,000 Camden
Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum $22,250 Cape May
Historic Cold Spring Village $21,000 Cape May
Cape May County Crest Haven Complex $21,500 Cape May
Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce $12,450 Cape May
Sunset Lake Hydrofest Association $12,000 Cape May
East Lynne Company, Inc. $14,400 Cape May
Ocean City $11,550 Cape May
Cape May County Historical & Genealogical Society $11,550 Cape May
Atlantic City Trolley Tours $8,254 Cape May
7 Mile BUsiness Community Association, Inc. $17,750 Cape May
Stone Harbor Borough $4,439 Cape May
Millville Army Air Field Museum $20,000 Cumberland
New Jersey Motorsports Park $18,500 Cumberland
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center $15,750 Cumberland
Montclair Film Fesitval $13,050 Essex
Festival of Ballooning Inc. $11,700 Essex
Ironbound Business Improvement District $17,000 Essex
Promo One of NJ, Inc. $5,900 Essex
Hoboken City $15,750 Hudson
Delaware River Greenway Partnership $2,900 Hunterdon
Garden State Winegrowers Association $17,750 Mercer
New Jersey Council for the Humanities $1,140 Mercer
Public Art Foundation/Grounds for Sculpture $15,000 Mercer
Passage Theatre Company $6,640 Mercer
Crossroads of the American Revolution Association, Inc. $14,000 Mercer
New Jersey Restaurant Association $9,558 Mercer
The Garden State film Festival $12,000 Monmouth
Belmar Pro Surf Contest $10,200 Monmouth
Monmouth County $15,500 Monmouth
First Choice Marketing LLC $23,250 Morris
Barnegat Bay Decoy & Baymen's Museum $19,750 Ocean
Lighthouse International Film Festival $10,950 Ocean
ReClam the Bay $10,800 Ocean
Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Science $9,300 Ocean
Joseph P. Hayes Surflight Theatre $14,000 Ocean
Appel Farm Arts and Music Center $16,000 Salem
Sussex County $2,480 Sussex
Warren County Farmers Fair $11,700 Warren
Villa Milagro Vineyards $16,000 Warren
Highlands Tourism Partnership $9,300 Warren

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