Bowling Green tourism business receives over $100,000 of tourism recovery funding

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Andy Beshear announced Wednesday morning that $5.3 million in funding will go to tourism in 88 Kentucky counties.

At least one of these organizations receiving funds include the Bowling Green Convention and Visitors Bureau, which will receive $164,155 for marketing and tourism, according to a release.

In December, the Governor reinforced his commitment to the industry by dedicating more than $5.3 million in federal funding to promote travel, tourism and outdoor recreation in the commonwealth to ensure the tourism industry is positioned to thrive in a post-pandemic economy.

“Tourism is a major economic engine in my district, and I am grateful that the commonwealth has made this investment in the tourism industry,” said Sen. Matt Castlen of Owensboro. “This additional funding support will play an important role in our efforts to attract more visitors to Western Kentucky.”

Beshear said the investment will continue to foster growth in every community in the commonwealth.