Governor John Hickenlooper is apparently going to meet with Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman and Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback to discuss eco-tourism and economic development. From a Hickenlooper press release:
Gov. John Hickenlooper will meet with Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman and Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback on Friday, March 23, to discuss common efforts and issues related to eco-tourism and economic development. The three governors will meet in Wood River, Neb….
…According to statistics gathered by the Colorado Tourism Office in 2010, Colorado attracted 51.6 million visitors made up by overnight leisure travelers and day trips. Visitors to Colorado spent $14.6 billion in 2010, an 8.4 percent increase over 2009. The tourism industry supports nearly 137,000 jobs and generates $750 million in local and state tax revenues, saving every Colorado household $395 in taxes they would have otherwise paid to maintain the same services.
In addition to discussing tourism efforts, the governors will view the world-renowned migration of the sandhill cranes, a significant eco-tourism attraction in Nebraska.
This sounds absolutely thrilling. Talk about the perks of being Governor, eh?
We can understand discussing eco-tourism in Colorado, but we’d imagine the discussion starts to slow down once Nebraska and Kansas start talking. After all, only so many people will be interested in taking the family to Prairie Dog Town.