'Pure Michigan' Ad Campaign Gets Boost

By: AP
By: AP

DEARBORN, Mich. -- Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a bill extending the Pure Michigan travel promotion advertising campaign.
The signing ceremony was held Thursday at The Henry Ford museum complex in Dearborn.
The legislation allows an additional $10 million to be transferred to Pure Michigan from the state's 21st Century Jobs Fund.
That's double the previous amount and raises overall Pure Michigan funding for this budget year to $25 million, as Snyder requested.
It is the third bill signed by the new Republican governor, who took office in January. He signed two agricultural bills Tuesday.
Pure Michigan campaigns promote the state's beaches, golf courses and other destinations to potential tourists. The extra $10 million will pay for regional campaigns targeting cities such as Chicago, Columbus, Cleveland and Indianapolis.

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  • by Anonymous on Mar 13, 2011 at 05:01 AM
    There are so many charities in Mich trying to feed & clothes the poor & help them is other ways as well.WOW they could of used money like this.Look at all the homeless,as well.Donations of many things are down.Still many charge for things that have been given to them free.They say oh it is for a good cause.Used clothing stores shouldn't charge high prices. Whats wrong with way under a dollar.Or get free give free.I really wonder what God would say about things going on.Government spends money where they want,not where it needs spent.Before going into upper government,all should have to live in poverty for 1 year.I'm sure they would see things different.
  • by Unemployed Location: Brooklyn on Mar 11, 2011 at 04:59 PM
    Well said!
  • by Linda on Mar 11, 2011 at 04:44 AM
  • by John Location: Lansing on Mar 10, 2011 at 07:25 PM
    What a waste...who will come to Mi with all the potholes? Wouldn't the staggering $25 million be better spent on something tangible? Everyone knows Mi is here, we are in the news all the time. High unemployment, terrible roads, nutty governor....what more can a pure michigan ad do? Just a waste.
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