Ohio governor signs tourism measure at rock hall

5:40 AM, Jul 6, 2012   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed a bill to create a state tourism advisory board and fine-tune pieces of the private job creation entity JobsOhio.

Kasich signed the measure Thursday at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, saying Cleveland could benefit from being able to better market itself.

The measure tests a new funding mechanism for Ohio's travel and tourism marketing over the next few years.

Kasich says it means if "you make more money, you get a piece of it" and can better promote Ohio.

It's not clear how the funding would be divided. 

The Plain Dealer reports the measure could double annual spending to promote tourism in the state.

The bill also outlines more details to shape JobsOhio as it takes over economic development duties.

The Associated Press

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