Four-County Workshop Focuses on “The Economics of Tourism”
The Buffalo/Duck River RC&D Council will be hosting a workshop for Hickman, Lewis, Perry and Wayne Counties on Tuesday, October 7th – 6:30 PM at the Community Development Center in Linden. Entitled “The Economics of Tourism”, the workshop will be hosted by Dr. Steve Morse, Director and Economist of The University Tourism Institute- Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism in the Department of Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management. Morse is also responsible for tracking trends in the U.S. and Tennessee’s hotel, restaurant and tourism industries and works on a day to day basis with the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development. His presentation will cover the economic impact of tourism in each county as well as looking at the four counties and the potential benefits of regional tourism development.
The event serves as the start of a Regional Tourism Development Initiative that will conduct a series of activities over a one year period to create, expand and retain small businesses in connection with tourism development in the four-county area.
The initiative is facilitated by the Buffalo/Duck River Resource Conservation and Development Council in cooperation with USDA Rural Development, area local governments, chambers of commerce, economic and community development councils, the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and other state and federal agencies, and non-profit organizations.
The Buffalo/Duck River RC&D Council encourages anyone interested in improving our local economies to attend this important event. Please RSVP to the Buffalo/Duck River RC&D Council at: 931/729-2686 EXT.110, FAX 931/729-5786
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