-Tennessee Department of Tourist Development announced $1 million in
grant funds awarded to 84 organizations for tourism marketing.
Campbell County Chamber of Commerce was awarded $9000.00 for advertising for the Norris
Lake and Cumberland Mountain region.
The marketing award is a 50% reimbursable match grant which provides tourism organizations
such as CVBs, chambers of commerce or regional tourism organizations a way to expand their
marketing message. The partnership is designed to increase visitation to a community and
increase travel-generated revenue, while leveraging TDTD’s brand “The Soundtrack of America.
Made in Tennessee.” through marketing initiatives. Partnerships awarded were competitive in
nature and limited to available funds, as well as the number of requests received.
“These marketing grants create an opportunity for our partners across the state, especially in
rural areas to double their resources for a project to promote their area,” said Tourism
Commissioner Kevin Triplett. “We are glad we can make this program available.”
Director of Tourism and Retirement Cindi Reynolds states that the Chamber will be using the
grant to create visitor’s guide along with several other marketing projects for the area.
In 2017, the Tourism Marketing Grant budget increased from $855,000 to $1 million in funds.
The grant has allowed tourism organizations across Tennessee to expand marketing efforts thus
expanding exposure for the entire state.
For more information on the Tourism Marketing Grant, visit industry.tnvacation.com.