Area meetings set to dicuss tourism plans

Conventions, Sports and Leisure (CSL) has developed a state-wide strategic plan to cultivate and promote tourism in Nebraska. The Minnesota-based consulting firm was hired by the State Tourism Advisory Board to gather information and present a Tourism Strategic Plan to the industry and the Legislature. After extensive research, analysis and collection of information from tourism stakeholders throughout the state, CSL has developed a practical, actionable implementation plan that will effectively guide and support tourism industry infrastructure, policy and planning efforts over the next 10 years. CSL will be traveling around the state next week to present the study findings and recommendations at regional locations. We encourage you to attend one of these meetings to become familiar with the plan.The schedule of meetings is as follows:July 25North Platte at 8:30-10:00 a.m. (CDT)Quality Inn Sandhills Convention Center2102 South Jeffers, North Platte, NE 69101Scottsbluff at 12-1:30 p.m. (CDT) (11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. MDT)Gering Convention Center1050 M Street, Gering, NE 69341Thedford at 3:30-5:00 p.m. (CDT)Thedford 4H Building83861 Highway 83, Thedford, NE 69166(Junction of North Highways 83 & 2)Valentine at 6:30-8:00 p.m. (CDT)Peppermill & E.K. Valentine Lounge502 East Highway 20, Valentine, NE 69201