CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Some business owners and tourism officials in Jackson are worried about a proposal to cut more than $1 million from the state's tourism budget.

Business owner Stephen Price the Associated Press that the governor's proposed cut could affect the number of people visiting Jackson Hole and, ultimately, how many people are employed in tourism-related businesses.

Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce director Jeff Golightly said Wyoming needs to stay competitive with surrounding states like Colorado and Montana in trying to attract tourists.

Last year, the Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board spent over $2 million to try to lure visitors to the area.