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Tourism Impact Touted


March 20, 2017

If the local tourist industry were a single employer, it would be the largest and the highest revenue producer in the county.

So said Clark Lovelace, executive director of the Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority (TDA), during a presentation last week to the Board of Commissioners.

Lovelace talked about the impact of the tourism industry on Transylvania County to commissioners during their regular meeting.

According to Visit North Carolina, the state’s tourism body, in 2015 — the most up-to-date information available, tourism generated $88.86 million, 770 jobs, $3.4 m...

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