State Senator Michael Hastings (D–Tinley Park) met with Tinley Park Village officials last Tuesday to announce a $700,000 state investment in the Tinley Park Convention Center. The investment, funded by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, will allow the village of Tinley Park to make needed improvements to the convention center.

“As Tinley Park grows, so too does the need to make smart investments in our tourism industry,” Hastings said. “The convention center draws thousands of visitors to the area each year who spend money at local shops, restaurants and hotels. It’s a positive catalyst to the local economy.”

The grant will fund a comprehensive marketing plan to promote the convention center and help attract potential business. In addition, the investment will help fund multiple infrastructure improvements, including upgrading telecommunications, expanding network capabilities and increasing Wi-Fi access, resurfacing the parking lot, and installing new lights and structural improvements to the public washrooms.

“These upgrades to the venue will ensure the convention center has the accommodations necessary to attract blue-chip shows, conventions and special events,” Hastings said.

Located just 30 miles south of downtown Chicago, the 120,000-square foot Tinley Park Convention Center is one of the Midwest’s premier meeting and convention destinations.

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