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Port of Seattle Announces State-wide Tourism Funding for 2020

December 11, 2019

The Port of Seattle Commission announced its fifth annual Tourism Marketing Support Program, which will provide $200,000 in matching dollars to local communities and non-profit organizations across the state of Washington. The program provides matching support of up to $10,000 per organization for use in advertising, publicizing, or distributing information to attract visitors traveling to our state.

“Tourism is a great way to bring economic dollars to our state. For the past five years the Port of Seattle has been doing its part to promote the great places in Washington by helping organizations across the state reach wider audiences.” said Port of Seattle Commission President Stephanie Bowman. “We want to maintain the effectiveness of the program to continue strong outreach to cultural, historical, tribal, and eco/sustainable and adventure/nature travel-related organizations.”

“We thank the Port of Seattle for making possible our efforts to develop and market videos to promote beach tours showcasing the Salish Sea,” said Lindsey Stover of Harbor WildWatch.

“The natural beauty of our environment has a greater reach and opportunity to impact potential visitors with these funds.”

For more information and access to application materials, visit us at Tourism Marketing Support Program, or register to attend our Information Session: 

January 9, 2020
11:00 a.m.12:00 noon
Port of Seattle | Pier 69, Room 2DEast
2711 Alaskan Way | Seattle, WA 98121

Validated parking is available upon request at the Port of Seattle front desk if you park at the Bell St. Parking Garage (9 Wall St.). To attend in-person or conference-in, please register here.

Last year, 30 organizations across Washington got funding, committing over $100,000 in match contribution combined with the $200,000 from the Port, providing a net effect of over $300,000 in marketing our state and region. Since its inception in 2016, the Tourism Support Program has funded 86 projects across Washington, contributing $628,037 with $428,097 in organization matches.

Media contact

Peter McGraw | Media Officer
(206) 787-3446 | 

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