(1st LEG. DISTRICT) – Assembly Tourism and Arts Committee Chair Matthew W. Milam issued the following statement following the committee’s hearing in Atlantic City on Wednesday to discuss the progress made by the Atlantic City tourism district and the issues affecting the tourism and arts industries in Atlantic City and surrounding communities:
“I’m grateful for the insight provided today by the different organizations and tourism experts about the progress made in Atlantic City and what we in the Legislature can do to speed up the pace.
“It’s good to hear that Atlantic City is gradually becoming known for other amenities like shopping and dining, in addition to gambling, since anyone who’s taken a trip there knows that there really is something for everyone. It’s exciting that that message is resonating with visitors in the state and across the country, but rather than get complacent, we must build on that momentum and continue to implement policies that will help not just Atlantic City, but all of our tourism attractions thrive.
“As head of this committee, I vow to continue to work with my fellow committee members to ensure these entities get the support they need. Our economic well-being partly depends on it.”