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The Adventure Center will serve as a regional activity hub, providing outdoor enthusiasts with safety and conservation information.
Carson City will receive $3.7 million in federal funding to build an outdoor recreation visitor center, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Nevada’s Jacky Rosen said Tuesday.
In a senators press release, the Nevada Department of Tourism will be awarded $3.7 million to build outdoor recreation visitor centers in Carson City and Boulder City to encourage adventure tourism across the state.
The announcement is part of a $5.6 million grant from the Economic Development Administration secured to support Nevada’s tourism and outdoor recreation industries.
“I’ve always been an advocate for Nevada’s thriving outdoor recreation economy, which brings hundreds of thousands of tourists to the state each year,” said Senator Cortez Masto. I am excited to bring these significant investments to Nevada.”
When and where the leisure center will be built is not yet known.
“Tourism is the backbone of our economy here in Nevada,” said Senator Rosen. “Thanks to the US bailout plan I helped enact, I’m proud to announce that our state will receive millions of dollars in grants to boost tourism and recreation, create new opportunities for local businesses, and foster sustainable economic growth support. ”
As a state with over 80 percent public lands, outdoor activities will always be a primary tourism asset that requires management through infrastructure,” said Brenda Scolari, director of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs.
“The adventure centers will serve as regional activity hubs, providing outdoor enthusiasts with information on safety and conservation best practices, as well as links to vetted local guides and outfitters. The Travel Nevada team thanks the EDA for this funding opportunity and their recognition of the impact these facilities will have,” said Scolari. “We also appreciate the unwavering support of the US Senators from Nevada who understand the importance of tourism in the regional economy. Together we will make Nevada a top destination for outdoor adventures.”
The funds are distributed as follows:
$3.7 million to the Nevada Department of Tourism to build outdoor recreational facilities in Carson City and Boulder City to promote adventure tourism in the state and enhance the success of affiliated businesses.
$1.9 million to support the growth of Boulder City’s tourism infrastructure, including installing light pollution reduction devices to improve night sky viewing.