Tourism an Increasingly Major Economic Contributor for Rutherford County

Tourism an Increasingly Major Economic Contributor for Rutherford County | city council,Murfreesboro,Rutherford County,tourism,Chamber of Commerce,events

 

Barbara Wolke, the newly promoted vice president of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce’s Convention & Visitors Bureau, delivered a glowing report at the March 6th meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council, dealing with tourism’s impact on Rutherford County.  Several major findings highlighted in the report include:

 

  • Rutherford County now brings in over 80% more money from tourism than it did 10 years ago.
  • Convention South named Murfreesboro as having one of the best meeting sites in the South.
  • Murfreesboro has also been named as one of the nation’s top 10 soccer cities and sports cities overall.


The last year has been especially good economically…

 

Wolke says the city’s ability to host major events plays a big part in this…

 

And the area is earning acclaim on a national level…

 

 



Among the other matters discussed at the meeting; the fire department purchased portable radios for heavy rescue vehicles as well as several thermal imaging cameras, the Parks & Recreation Commission accepted the donation of bleachers to Rutherford County Schools, a public hearing to consider a PRD Amendment and rezoning application for approximately 1.14 acres located along Old Lascassas Highway was scheduled for April 24th.  A public meeting on that particular matter has also been scheduled for March 11th at 6pm in the banquet room at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church.  Many other items were also passed through upon second reading, to await full passage at next week’s meeting.

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