Snohomish County, Washington – Snohomish County Sports Commission has hired JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group’s Tourism and Destination Advisory Team to help in the RFI development and potentially in the RFP process to identify possible public and/or private developer(s) or partner(s) in the development and funding of a Sports Complex in Snohomish County.
The new Sports Complex is envisioned to be multipurpose with a focus on hosting a variety of sporting events and other recreational activities as well as additional related local events.
“We saw an unprecedented decline in our tourism sector over the last two years, as visitors stayed home during the pandemic. However, we are now seeing a resurgence in tourists, and we will invest significant resources in strengthening tourism, one of the largest potential drivers of job growth in Snohomish County,” said Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers. “The Snohomish County Sports Commission’s vision for a state-of-the-art indoor sports facility will bring with it significant economic opportunities and an additional space for our athletes, whether young or old. Snohomish County would be an even better global sports destination with the facility.”
“The County Sports Commission’s proposal for a public and private athletics facility positions the County for economic growth, which enhances our regional brand as a youthful, dynamic, and desirable destination for families and companies alike,” said Garry Clark, President & CEO, Economic Alliance Snohomish County. “Urban places thrive with year-round recreation access and small businesses flourish with the increased foot traffic; the timing could not be better for this project.”
The overall process is designed to be inclusive and encourage municipalities, private investors, and local or national businesses to respond. The goal is to solidify the components of the RFI and RFP by the end of this summer. This will position the selection process to begin in late summer or fall of 2022.
About JLL’s Tourism and Destination Advisory Practice
JLL’s Global Tourism & Destination Advisory practice specializes in representing the tourism industry and adding value to the public sector’s investment in this important sector of the global economy. The group has delivered customized solutions for more than one hundred destinations, cities, regions, states, and countries—partnering to attract visitors, convention delegates, improve the overall tourism landscape and ultimately make our clients’ destinations more competitive. For more information, please visit: jll.com.
About Snohomish County Sports Commission
The Snohomish County Sports Commission works to enhance Snohomish County’s economy, image as a premier sports destination and way of life for its residents by attracting regional, national, and international sporting events to the county. For more information, visit www.snocosports.org.
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