Dubuque Chamber rallying lawmakers to invest in local entertainment venues

(KCRG) – The Dubuque Chamber of Commerce is rallying for financial help to keep local concert halls, movie theatres and other entertainment venues open. The Dubuque Chamber of Commerce said these events help other businesses make money as well and helps attract new businesses. Iowa has it’s own budget surplus of $800 Million Dollars but has not made a decision about investing those funds to help the local entertainment industry stay afloat. According to the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), the live event industry has lost up to 90% of its revenue because of the COVID-19 pandemic, with many facing closing their doors forever if they don’t receive financial relief.