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Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. given grant to attract year-round visitors

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BLACKSBURG (WSLS 10) - Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. is receiving help from the state to bring in visitors all year.

The organization was just awarded a $4,500 grant from Governor Terry McAuliffe's tourism program.

This will help with marketing costs for the 2017 initiative, which focuses on promoting Blacksburg as a year-round destination.

This grant is a part of more than $772,000 that will go out to 62 tourism initiatives across Virginia.