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  • Supervisors approve funding for outside agencies

    Jun 21, 2016 | Read More News
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    On Tuesday, June 21, the Pima County Board of Supervisors approved $858,250 in funding for economic development and tourism agencies.
    Outside agency funding is designed to complement and expand existing County services in many facets of economic development within our region. This funding assists the agencies in developing new programs and outreach communicating the services they provide.
    Meet Yourself“These outside agencies work very hard to compliment the economic development and tourism development activities of Pima County,” said Tom Moulton, Director of Pima County Attractions and Tourism.  “We are very proud of their accomplishments and want to make sure they have the tools to fulfill their respective missions.” 

    The agencies selected for County funding have undergone financial, programmatic, contract compliance and risk evaluations. 

    The agencies to receive funding include: 
    • Ajo District Chamber of Commerce, $34,300; to promote tourism in Ajo and surrounding areas;
    • Children’s Museum Tucson/Oro Valley, $48,650; children's programs in Tucson and Oro Valley; 
    • DM 50, $60,000; assist in retaining DMAFB; 
    • International Sonoran Desert Alliance (ISDA) for the Sonora Desert Conference Center, $10,000; promote tourism in Ajo, Arizona; 
    • AZ Job Path, $500,000; workforce development; 
    • Perimeter Bicycling (El Tour), $30,000; El Tour de Tucson event; 
    • Tucson Botanical Gardens, $36,400; to educate visitors of desert environments; 
    • Tucson Meet Yourself/Southwest Folklife Alliance, $27,930; to promote Tucson Meet Yourself; 
    • Tucson Pima Arts Council, $110,970; support and promote arts and culture. 
    Children’s Museum Tucson has been into the historic Carnegie Library at 200 S. Sixth Avenue since 1991. The museum has recently completed $1.2 million in renovations and upgrades. 

    The Pima County Interfaith Council created Job Path in 1998 to provide work-skills training for adults.  

    Tucson Botanical Gardens was founded in 1964 and at its current location, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, since 1974. 

    El Tour de Tucson has been Perimeter Cycling’s premier event since 1983. Today, El Tour de Tucson attracts more than 9,000 cyclists. 

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