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Electric City OKs tourism funding


Electric City will appropriate $20,472 for the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 tourism promotion program, following a vote of the city council last Tuesday night.

Chamber of commerce Manager Peggy Nevsimal had presented a $61,000-plus promotional plan to Electric City, Grand Coulee and Coulee Dam councils. Electric City was the first to respond with a vote to provide one-third the funds from hotel/motel taxes, which must be spent on promotion of tourism.

The plan provided for ways to attract visitors from within 100 miles and to do the same for potential visitors west of the Cascade Range.

The plan includes information on things to do in the area, including water activity, fishing, hiking and other interests.

Nevsimal had outlined an aggressive advertising campaign using radio, print and television and Internet on how the chamber was going to accomplish its goals.

Councils had responded favorably to the presentations and the outline of the plan. Only Electric City has responded to the request for funds.

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