The $5 million the state of Wisconsin agreed to contribute, as part of the La Crosse Center’s $42-million expansion, was released Wednesday, after a vote by the Wisconsin State Building Commission.
Rep. Jill Billings (D-La Crosse) is on the commission, which approved around $65 million in state projects.
A statement from Billings read, in part: “The expansion of the La Crosse center will allow our region to maintain and expand upon … tourism opportunities. Although conference attendance is down this year due to COVID-19, this project is posed to be ready for future years of gatherings and entertainment for our region.”
The city initially requested $12 million from the state for the project.