State assistance for Scott County’s fledgling adventure tourism industry could be on the way — but will require action from local officials.
The Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development and the Department of Revenue announced last week that applications will begin being accepted from communities to become certified as adventure tourism districts.
That is a long-awaited implementation of the Tennessee Adventure Tourism and Rural Development Act of 2011. Passed with broad support in the state legislature, the bill was authored by state Sen. Ken Yager, R-Harriman, with Scott County in mind.To continue reading, please subscribe to the Independent Herald. If you are already a subscriber, email email@example.com to receive login credentials. If you are a subscriber who is logged in and believe you are seeing this message in error, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 423-569-6343.