Nevada receives $5.6 million outside recreation grant


Sunday 25 September 2022

Nevada has received $5.6 million in Economic Development Administration funding to support tourism and outdoor recreation in the state.
US Senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen, both D-Nev., said $3.7 million will go to the Department of Tourism to build visitor centers in Boulder City and Carson City. Boulder City will also receive $1.9 million for infrastructure upgrades.
Rosen described tourism — including outdoor recreation — as the backbone of the state’s economy. And Cortez Masto said that Nevada’s natural beauty draws thousands of tourists to the state every year.
Tourism director Brenda Scolari said the adventure centers created with the money will serve as regional activity hubs to provide outdoor enthusiasts with information on best practices related to safety and conservation.