(Clarksville, TN) -- With statewide tourism trends on an upswing, Clarksville-Montgomery County’s ability to effectively capitalize on its unique charm, reputation for hospitality and eclectic amenities is a clear opportunity to bolster the local economy. An effort to increase both the number of visitors to the area and to extend the duration of their stay has measurable and direct economic impact.
On May 28, Greg Adkins, President and CEO of the Tennessee Hospitality and Tourism Association, is scheduled to speak during the 4th Annual Clarksville-Montgomery County Growth Summit to discuss the state of tourism in TN and the importance of tourism for the city and county, which is Tennessee’s 2nd largest industry making it a multi-billion dollar impact for the state.
Now in its fourth year, the Clarksville-Montgomery County Growth Summit is designed for business and community leaders to gain insight into the critical issues and strategies for economic development in the region, to build upon existing momentum and ultimately increase the area’s potential growth trajectory.
“The community has witnessed remarkable development in recent years and it is important that our stakeholders – the individuals who live, work and play in Clarksville-Montgomery County - understand our tactics and how we drive toward robust economic growth,” said Cal Wray, Executive Director of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council.
“We welcome Mr. Adkins to our program and are anxious to hear his expert opinion on local tourism initiatives.”
Other featured speakers include Ralph Schulz, President and CEO of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce and keynote Grey Swoope of VisionFirst Advisors. In his role as Florida Secretary of Commerce, Mr. Swoope created over 728,000 private sector jobs in fewer than four years.
The 4th Annual Clarksville Montgomery County Growth Summit will be held on May 28 from 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the APSU Morgan Center Ballroom. Registration is $40, inclusive of breakfast and lunch. Pre-registration is required and seating is limited.
For more information or to register, contact Lacey Groves: firstname.lastname@example.org.