Heather Harris appointed to the Eastern Connecticut Regional Tourism Board

On Monday August 12, Montville’s Town Council unanimously approved the appointment of EDC Commissioner Heather Harris to the Eastern Connecticut Regional Tourism Board.  The Connecticut General Assembly, in its FY ’20-‘21 budget, appropriated funds for the three Regional Tourism Districts: Eastern, Central and Western.  Each district shall promote and market their districts as regional leisure and business traveler destinations to stimulate economic growth.

The Tourism Industry contributes $15.5 billion a year to the Connecticut economy, employing 84,254 direct jobs for a total of 123,521 total jobs supported by tourism in every part of our state. Tourism also generates $2.2 billion in tax revenue to our state, including, $960 million to state and local governments. The Connecticut Office of Tourism stands ready to help us, in any way they can to advance our community’s tourism efforts.

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