Proposed 2020 Dutchess budget to expand support for the arts, tourism


POUGHKEEPSIE – When Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro introduces his 2020 budget on October 30, it will include $2.4 million for tourism and the arts.

“Arts Mid-Hudson and Dutchess Tourism are at the forefront of making Dutchess County a premier destination for visitors and together with our economic development team, a place residents are proud to explore and call home,” he said. “As our local economy continues to grow and diversify, we see tremendous return on investment from our support of tourism and the arts. Our partnership is expanding our economy, growing good paying jobs, while defining Dutchess as a community open to visitors, great destinations and amazing works of creativity and talent.”

The $2.4 million is earmarked for Dutchess Tourism with $235,000 of that going to Arts Mid-Hudson.

Molinaro will unveil his budget at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 30 in the County Legislature Chambers in Poughkeepsie.



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