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SOURCE Travel Oregon
SALEM, Ore., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The joys of cycling, eating local and preserving cultural heritage will become even easier for Oregonians and visitors, thanks in part to $120,000 in matching grant funds awarded by the Oregon Tourism Commission (dba Travel Oregon).
Through its biennial Matching Grants Program, Travel Oregon helps advance tourism-development projects across the state that improve local economies and communities by enhancing, expanding and promoting Oregon's travel and tourism industry.
"We are pleased to see so many projects focused on product development," said Carole Astley, Industry & Visitor Services Senior Manager at Travel Oregon. "The funds invested in these proposals will improve the state's infrastructure for visitors and enhance our quality of life across the state by positively impacting local economies through tourism."
The awarded grant projects will be completed between September 2014 and September 2015.
The grant winners and their projects are:
The biennial Matching Grants Program will open its next cycle in 2016. Oregon tourism industry organizations are invited to apply for funding. For more information, please contact Patti Kileen at Patti@TravelOregon.com or visit: Industry.TravelOregon.com/matching-grants
The Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon, works to enhance visitors' experience by providing information, resources and trip planning tools that inspire travel and consistently convey the exceptional quality of Oregon. The commission aims to improve Oregonians' quality of life by strengthening economic impacts of the state's $9.6 billion tourism industry that employs nearly 94,000 Oregonians. www.TravelOregon.com
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