Letter from the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

Dear Governor Nixon,

On behalf of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee and the 7,500 businesses in the metropolitan area this organization represents, I write to encourage you to release the funds committed for the Tour of Missouri race scheduled for September.

While The Chamber supports your emphasis on spending restraints, particularly in these difficult times, last year's race generated $30 million in economic activity, which if repeated this year is a healthy return on the $1.5 million state investment. Additionally, just two months remain until the race begins. Should the state pull out at this late date, the race itself would be threatened and perhaps cancelled.

We believe this event is a proven boost to the state's economy and a terrific showcase for the natural beauty of of the state.

Thank you for your consideration.


Pete Levi
President, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

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