The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Jack H. Smith
Ledger Publisher 

Grants a boon to Jefferson County


January 24, 2018

A recent announcement from Governor Steve Bullock had some positive news for Jefferson County.

Three county organizations were among the recipients of $750,000 in grants to develop and enhance tourism and recreation in 27 Montana communities across the state. The grant funds will support $1.8 million of investments into infrastructure and marketing projects.

Jefferson County received $14,984 to create a website to promote tourism and recreation. The Jefferson Valley Museum received $17,300 to repair and restore two exterior sides of the barn housing the museum. The Whitehall Chamber of Commerce received $5,720.50 for several facility and grounds upgrades.

“Visitors from out of state add billions of dollars to Montana’s economy, which directly support our communities, small businesses and people,” said Governor Bullock. “By investing in our tourism and recreation resources, we will maximize our ability to attract and serve the visitors who drive one of Montana’s leading industries.”

The funds are being awarded through the Tourism Grant Program at the Department of Commerce, Office of Tourism and Business Development.

Jefferson County Events Coordinator Bruce Binkowski said this great news for Jefferson County and the Museum. (See more about the Chamber grant on page 3).


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