Ohio’s new tourism law would allow the state to spend up to $10 million a year on marketing its attractions, about double the amount it recently has earmarked from the general revenue fund, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Spending will be determined by increases in tourism revenue and will start at the $5 million benchmark next year, the newspaper reports. That money also can be carried over if it is not all spent in a fiscal year.
Gov. John Kasich signed the bill into law on Thursday at Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In addition to the funding tweaks, the law renames the state tourism department to TourismOhio and establishes a board to oversee the department, the newspaper reports.