State Rep Patt Maney proposed House Bill 3707, which if passed, would give the Okaloosa County Museum Coalition $30,000 to spend on marketing in hopes of increasing museum attendance.

The Okaloosa County Museum Coalition consists of nine museums in Okaloosa County:

The marketing money would be used on billboards, advertising at VPS airport, social media and other avenues to promote the museums to locals and visitors.

This wouldnโ€™t be the first time money has been appropriated for something like this. In Fiscal Year 2018-2019, $30,000 was set aside to make marketing happen for the museums.

The bill says that the $30,000 would help to create jobs at the museums by increasing foot traffic, enrich cultural experiences in the county, preserve the environment and increase other economic activity, like tourism.

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