Southern Ill. wineries on hand as Dept. of Ag. unveils new product logo | Business
WHITTINGTON, IL (KFVS) - Southern Illinois wineries were on hand as the state agriculture department unveiled it's new product logo.
According to a news release, the "Buy Illinois Challenge" encourages every Illinois household to dedicate at least $10 dollars every week to buying products from the state.
Officials say that amount from state households would generate more than $2.4 billion a year for the state's economy.
The focus of the southern Illinois event was to promote the region's wineries.
Officials say throughout the state there are 91 wineries that contribute $39 million towards the tourism industry and its products yield more than #319 million toward the state's economy.
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