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TOURISM ENHANCEMENT GRANTS AWARDED TO SEVERAL COMMUNITIES IN TENNESSEE

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The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development today jointly announced 17 Tennessee Communities will receive more than $1 million in the fifth round of Tourism Enhancement Grants. The two agencies partnered to assist counties and cities seeking to improve tourism assets with a goal to attract more visitors to their areas. In 2018, visitors added $22 billion to boost Tennessee’s economy.

Tourism Enhancement Grants are designed for cities and counties seeking to invest in local tourism infrastructure assets. Eligible projects include stages, signage, enhancement to attractions or venues, park improvements and other resources that target expanding local tourism.

The grants awarded include:

Decatur County

Grundy County

City of Smithville

Morgan County

Fentress County

DeKalb County

City of Lobelville

City of Martin

City of Wartburg

City of Celina

Union County

Town of Cumberland Gap

City of Sweetwater

Anderson County Government

Greene County

Benton County

Hamblen County


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