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Milam: Committee Hearing on AC Tourism Highlights Importance of a Vibrant AC to Local & NJ Economy

(1st LEG. DISTRICT) – Noting the significance of Atlantic City tourism to the economic well-being of the region and the state, Assembly Tourism and Arts Committee Chair Matthew W. Milam on Friday encouraged the public to attend Wednesday’s committee hearing in Atlantic City to learn more about the progress made by the city’s tourism district and how it’s shaping our economic vitality.

“I’m looking forward to hearing more about the city’s tourism district and what the Legislature can do to rev up Atlantic City and the South Jersey economy. The success of Atlantic City impacts not just the local region, but the state, so it’s imperative that we find ways to keep the ‘World’s Favorite Playground’ a top destination for visitors, especially as more competition creeps up in neighboring states,” said Milam. “Tourism is one of the largest and fastest growing services industries in the world, and has an undeniable impact on our economic well-being. We must continue to cultivate this jewel of New Jersey. It’s not simply about promoting our heritage, but strengthening our economy.”

The committee will travel to Atlantic City on Wednesday for a special hearing on the progress of the city’s tourism district as well as a variety of issues affecting the tourism and arts industries, including performing arts and sports entertainment in Atlantic City and the surrounding area.

The hearing will take place on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 11:00 am at Dante Hall Theater-Richard Stockton College, 14 North Mississippi Avenue, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Among the guests invited to testify are John Palmieri, Executive Director of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority.