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42 Va. tourism initiatives to receive state grants

Monday - 12/30/2013, 12:59pm  ET

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Forty-two local tourism initiatives in Virginia will receive state matching grants totaling more than $750,000.

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced the grants from the Virginia Tourism Corporation's Marketing Leverage Grant program on Monday. The grants range from $2,500 to $50,000.

Grant recipients must provide a minimum two-to-one match.

McDonnell says in a news release that the grants will enable localities to more effectively market themselves to potential visitors.

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