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WORCESTER 'S MARKETING CAMPAIGN <br /> <br />BUDGET SUMMARY INFORMATION <br /> <br /> EXPENDITURES <br />Yotal Expenditures <br /> <br />$315,000.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 <br />$315,000.00 $ 0.00 92000 $ 0.00 <br /> <br />Due to budget constraints, the Marketing Campaign Program and funds <br />Convention Visitors Bureau were eliminated for fisca12005. <br /> <br />FISCAL 2005 BUDGET OVERVIEW <br /> <br />for the <br /> <br />Expenditures: <br />It is important to note that the Marketing Campaign had no funding budgeted in fiscal <br />2004. On March 16, 2004, the Worcester City Council approved funding for the Worcester <br />Marketing Corporation in the amount of $100,000 from the application fees the city <br />charges for the HUD 108 Loan Guarantees attributed to the new Hilton Garden Hotel. <br />There was also $50,000 in unexpended funds from the Marketing Campaign's fiscal 2003 <br />budget that were approved for funding in fisca12004. <br />The fiscal 2005 budget has no funding allocated for the Worcester Marketing Campaign. <br />Any funding towards Marketing will again need to come from outside sources other than <br />operating revenues for fisca12005. <br /> <br />Marketing Plan <br /> A detailed marketing plan was presented to the Manager and the City Council, and <br /> the first steps were implemented by the Marketing Corp. and Marketing Team. <br /> <br />External Community and Media Relations <br /> Numerous news accounts and PR stories have run in Boston and national media <br /> including the Worcester Common Outlets, commuter rail, the Worcester Ice Cats, <br /> higher education, information technology, and biomedical business advantages. <br /> However, much has to be done to increase the news releases and media presentations. <br /> <br />Local Community Promotional Activities <br />Continued to assist in providing support to the many City programs and projects <br />including the NCAA Division 1 Hockey Tournament, Worcester Ice Cats, First <br />Night, parades, business expansions and other special events. <br /> <br />CITY OF WORCESTER FISCAL 2005 ANNUAL BUDGET <br /> <br /> Page 2 <br /> <br /> <br />