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Minnesota Tourism Growth Coalitioin applauds funding


The Minnesota Growth Coalition applauds Gov. Mark Dayton’s funding recommendation for Explore Minnesota Tourism of about $16 million for each of the next two fiscal years.

Tourism in the state of Minnesota is an $11.9 billion industry, supporting 240,000 leisure and hospitality jobs, which represents 11 percent of private-sector employment. In addition, tourism generates nearly $769 million in state sales tax revenues, which is 17 percent of Minnesota’s sales tax revenues.

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