"We are pleased to continue a healthy growth trend of our local tourism industry," said Melissa Woody, vice president for Tourism Development at the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce.
took it a step further by pointing to the importance of total opportunity offered by Cleveland, Charleston, the full Bradley County community and the entire surrounding region.
"We are blessed in Bradley County, Cleveland and Charleston, along with our neighbors in the Ocoee Region, to offer amazing outdoor adventure, unique events, compelling heritage sites and Southern hospitality," Woody
told the Cleveland Daily Banner
"Positive growth is good and we want to remain an affordable place to stay to help keep that growth on the up trend," Woody
Another contributor to tourism dollars is economic development itself, she
Many industrial consultants and construction personnel stay in Cleveland hotels, dine in area restaurants and shop in local stores, Woody
"We all work together in concert to benefit our community," she
"Just as we need a strong industrial base, agricultural base and small-business community, we also need a healthy local tourism industry."
added, "Tourism activities, events, sites and revenue are important contributors to a high quality of life in any community.
From a tourism perspective, everything that's going right statewide is trickling down to Cleveland, Charleston and Bradley County
agreed; at least, that was the case in 2014.
What's good in Tennessee is great in Bradley County