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Metro Lynchburg/Moore County to receive $50,000 Tourism Enhancement Grant

Posted on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 10:00 am

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — State Senator Jim Tracy announced last week that Metropolitan Lynchburg/Moore County will receive a $50,000 Tourism Enhancement Grant from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. These grants are used to assist counties and cities in improving local assets to increase the economic impact of tourism.

“Moore County has incredible places for tourists to visit,” said Senator Tracy. “There is a lot of potential to bring in more tourism that will boost our economy and I am very pleased that these funds will help in these efforts. I also congratulate our local officials who were instrumental in securing this grant.”

Metro Mayor Sloan Stewart said Monday that the grant money will be use to complete public restrooms on the Lynchburg square as part of a joint project between the county, the Chamber of Commerce and Jack Daniel’s Distillery.

“This is something that we have been working on for two years,” said Stewart upon learning the county would receive the grant money.

Tourism Enhancement Grants are jointly funded by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development with the assistance of the Appalachian Regional Commission.

An advisory committee made up of staff from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture selected the 29 communities from a pool of 61 grant applications.

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