Area Organizations Receive Iowa Tourism Grants

Northwest Iowa — Two organizations in our area and two not too far away have each received $10,000 Iowa Tourism Grants.

The Iowa Tourism Office announced $299,200 in Iowa Tourism Grants to 33 organizations around the state. The program funds tourism-related marketing initiatives, meetings, and events that benefit both local economies and the state’s economy with awards ranging from $2,500-10,000 with a 25% cash match.

Amy Zeigler, manager of the Iowa Tourism Office says that they’re pleased to invest in campaigns that work to change the perception of tourism in Iowa and encourage more people to visit our state. She says these projects will help continue the momentum and growth of Iowa’s tourism industry.

In our area, the City of Sioux Center and the Sioux Center Chamber of Commerce received $10,000 toward their Sioux Center Multi-Format Video Campaign, “Life in the Middle of Everything.” And the O’Brien County Economic Development Corporation also received $10,000 toward their “Blogger Itineraries” project.

Not too far away, the Okoboji Tourism Committee also got $10,000 toward Mobile Billboards and digital retargeting, and the Spencer Chamber of Commerce got $10,000 toward their “Destination Clay” project.



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