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Posted on: December 5, 2023

Forest Grove Unveils Two New Initiatives to Boost Local Tourism

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Forest Grove, OR — The City of Forest Grove is thrilled to announce the launch of two exciting programs aimed at bolstering the local tourism sector: the Tourism Event Sponsorship Program and the Tourism Capital Grant Program. These initiatives mark a significant step forward in our commitment to fostering community engagement and enhancing the overall experience for residents and visitors alike.

Tourism Event Sponsorship Program:

Designed to support a diverse range of events that showcase the unique character of Forest Grove, the Tourism Event Sponsorship Program provides financial assistance to non-profit organizations hosting cultural festivals, art exhibitions, sports events, and more. By injecting funds into these activities, the City aims to attract a broader audience, fostering a deeper appreciation for the cultural richness that defines our community.

Tourism Capital Grant Program:

The Tourism Capital Grant Program focuses on the development and improvement of tourism-related infrastructure. From enhancing landmarks to upgrading facilities, this program offers financial support for capital projects that contribute to the overall appeal of Forest Grove as a tourist destination. The City is dedicated to investing in the long-term growth and prosperity of the local tourism industry.

Miles Glowacki, City Economic Development Coordinator, expressed enthusiasm for the new programs, stating:

"These initiatives reflect our commitment to building a vibrant and welcoming community. By supporting events that celebrate our diverse culture and investing in the improvement of our tourism infrastructure, we are not only enhancing the experience for our residents but also positioning Forest Grove as a destination for travelers. We looking forward to partnering with our city’s non-profits on their efforts to draw new and returning visitors to Forest Grove.” 

The City encourages non-profit organizations to take advantage of these opportunities and contribute to the continued success of Forest Grove as a thriving community and tourist destination

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