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Tourism Alliance wants up to 90 percent more funds from York

Tourism Alliance wants up to 90 percent more funds from York

The Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance has requested additional money from surrounding localities and up to a 90 percent increase in funding from York County.

York County currently contributes the least — approximately $342,447 — while James City County contributes about $775,000 and Williamsburg about $700,000, said Karen Riordan, president and chief executive officer of the Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance.

The alliance requested $350,000 to $650,000 from York County and close to $900,000 from both James City County and Williamsburg so it can better market the Williamsburg region as a year-round travel destination, Riordan...

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