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Florence County Fishing Tourney Receives JEM Grant from State

12 Jun News

Area groups continue to benefit from the State Department of Tourism JEM Grants.

Earlier this week the Bad Water Bass and Bash Fishing Tournament in Florence County received nearly $6,000. The July 12 event is expected to bring in around $60,000 to the community through visitor spending. The event will feature a variety events centered around the fishing.

Industry Relations and Services Director, Sarah Klavas. “We’re excited to help travelers discover this Northwoods hidden gem and create a positive economic impact in the community.”

JEM stands for Joint Effort Marketing, and the grants are designed to help spread the word about events to areas that may not otherwise receive coverage. Last year the state provided more than $1.2 million to 56 JEM projects.