The Morris County Tourism Bureau will be receiving more than $140,000 in Destination Marketing Organization grant funding from the NJ Division of Travel & Tourism.
The division announced on Thursday that 16 organizations across the state will receive more than $1.4 million, including $141,000 to the county bureau.
DMO funding is earmarked for tourism marketing programs. According to the Division of Travel & Tourism, each grant application is reviewed by an independent panel with granting, marketing, and tourism experience. Applicants are asked to demonstrate quality work, a clear demonstration of how their project will contribute to New Jersey’s tourism industry, and how their project fits within the Division of Travel and Tourism’s priorities.
“Tourism is New Jersey’s third largest private sector employer and generates $35.5 billion in economic activity and 310,000 jobs,” said Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, who oversees the Division of Travel and Tourism as Secretary of State, in a release. “These grants will leverage additional economic activity and, most importantly, create jobs.”
Destination Marketing Organization Grants were awarded to the following organizations:
- Atlantic City Convention and Visitor Authority - $74,835
- Brick City Development Corporation in Newark - $48,000
- Central Jersey Convention and Visitors Bureau in Middlesex County – $36,000
- Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs - $3,551
- Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce - $33,000
- Jersey City Economic Development Corporation – $114,000
- Meadowlands Liberty Convention and Visitors Bureau - $150,000
- Morris County Tourism Bureau - $141,000
- Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce - $123,000
- Shore Regional Tourism Council - $111,000
- Somerset County Business Partnership - $108,000
- South Jersey Tourism Corporation - $36,072
- Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce - $141,000
- Southern Shore Regional Tourism Council - $141,000
- Sussex County Chamber of Commerce - $102,000
- Trenton Downtown Association - $62,723