Friday, 01 April 2016
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BLM LogoThe Bureau of Land Management (BLM) California Desert District, in partnership with the California Historic Route 66 Association, will sponsor a Route 66 Economic Development Symposium on May 18, 2016 at the Ramada Inn, located on Historic Route 66 in Barstow.

Guest speakers from across the United States will share their experiences and expertise regarding how the cities, towns and  counties can work together to tap into Route 66’s boundless economic tourism potential and utilize existing grant opportunities to fund Route 66 revitalization opportunities and programs.

Experts from the tourism industry also will provide insight on how California communities can develop dynamic tourism portfolios to attract national and international visitors. Discussions also will recommend strategies how to promote Route 66 attractions, including museums, historic buildings and other community attractions to enhance economic tourism development opportunities.

Information regarding registration, lodging, and symposium topics can be found at

For more information about the symposium, contact Sharon Foster at (760) 885-9369, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Sheila Beekman-Compton at (831) 247-0673, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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