Government Affairs

TOURISM INDUSTRY COALITION

Save the date for Tourism Action Day, March 1, 2016 in the Well of the Legislative Office Building in Albany. Stay tuned for details.

http://www.ticnys.org/


REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL INFO:

Click on the link below for a copy of the "Regional Council Guidebook"

Click here to view/download Adobe PDF file.


2015-2016 Tourism Funding

  • I Love NY Tourism Marketing - $2.5 M (reduction of $400,000 from 2010-2011 budget)
  • Tourism Matching Grant - $4.315 M (up $500k from previous year)
  • Gateway Centers - $392,000
  • The budget also includes funding for the:
    • Finger Lakes Alliance ($100,000)
    • Queens Economic Development Council ($100,000)
    • Long Island Farm Bureau for tourism promotion ($50,000)
    • Long Island Wine Council for tourism promotion ($50,000)
  • Regional Councils - Round 5 Funded. In 2014, the State awarded nearly $12M in tourism-related projects through Round 4 of the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) process.

To date: Nearly 150 tourism projects have been funded thru the first 4 rounds of REDC process and Roughly $75 Million has been allocated for tourism projects thru the first 4 rounds of REDC process.

Market NY

The State has made available $5 million in new competitive funding to be provided through the Department of Economic Development (DED) to support winning tourism marketing plans that best demonstrate regional collaboration among counties to promote regional attractions. This year, the Governor also proposed that part of this funding initiative be used for regional promotion and marketing.

Taste-NY

The State made available $1.1 million to implement the Taste-NY initiative, which was designed to promote locally grown or produced food products, beer, wine and spirits and other New York-made goods through a two-part strategy that combined the development of retail venues with aggressive marketing and branding.


HELPFUL GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS LINKS

Welcome to NYOpenGovernment.com

NYOpenGovernment.com is an effort by the Attorney General's office to promote your right to know and to monitor governmental decision-making. NYOpenGovernment.com is the only statewide resource that allows you to easily access statewide government information, which until now has been scattered or difficult to retrieve.

Visit: https://nyopengovernment.com/NYOG/


A Window on YOUR MONEY!

Welcome to SeeThroughNY & giving New Yorkers a clearer view of how their state and local tax dollars are spent. This site is sponsored by the Empire Center for New York State Policy, part of the non-partisan and non-profit Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.

Visit: http://www.seethroughny.net


HOW A BILL BECOMES A LAW IN NEW YORK STATE:

http://www.nysenate.gov/How_a-Bill_Becomes_a_Law


NEW YORK STATE SENATE INFORMATION:

New York State Senate Home Page http://www.nysenate.gov/

To have a complete listing of the NYS Senate, "Tourism, Recreation and Sports Development Committee Members, visithttp://www.nysenate.gov/committee/cultural-affairs-tourism-parks-and-recreation


NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY INFORMATION:

New York State Assembly Home Page http://assembly.state.ny.us

To have a complete listing of the NYS Assembly, "Tourism, Arts and Sports Development Committee Members, visithttp://assembly.state.ny.us/comm/?sec=mem&id=38

Legislative Bill Tracker:
To look up current New York State legislation by bill number or keyword (i.e. "tourism") http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/


FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE INFORMATION:

For Federal Legislative Information & Bill Finder visit https://www.congress.gov/


"I LOVE NY" Tourism Staff Listing (Contact Name and e-mail)

For a complete listing of the NYS Division of Tourism Staff, click the link below: