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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Joan Olson (630) 407-6015 or Evan Shields (630) 407-6022

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

DuPage County Provides $2.8 Million to Hotel, Business Tourism Industry

DuPage County voted Tuesday to provide $2.8 million to the DuPage Convention and Visitors Bureau (DVCB) to provide support to local hotels that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The County Board will provide $2 million for a hotel relief program, $750,000 for a joint business attraction and marketing program through DCVB and Choose DuPage, and $50,000 for a seven-county regional tourism program. All funds are provided through the federal American Relief Plan Act.

“When people visit DuPage County, they shop at our small businesses and eat at our restaurants. The tourism industry is a vital part of DuPage County’s economy,” said Economic Development Committee Chairwoman Amy Chavez. “This program will have a direct impact not only on our local hotels, but on our local businesses, helping to boost our local economy.”

The hotel relief program that will be administered by the DCVB and will provide grants on a per-room basis to assist DuPage County hotels recover lost business during the pandemic. The marketing program will be conducted in partnership with Choose DuPage to attract business tourism and travel in DuPage County. The regional tourism program will be led by the DCVB and regional tourism partners throughout the Collar Counties with facilitation by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning.

For more information, please contact the DuPage Convention and Visitors Bureau at (630) 575-8070 or visit www.discoverdupage.com