The Broad River Paddle Trail Is Expanding!
The Rutherford County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) and local leaders from every municipality in the County are executing a plan to improve quality-of-life infrastructure throughout the county.
This vision, known as "Rutherford Bound", includes a range of community revitalization projects, streetscape enhancements, and a system of greenways, trails, river accesses, and parks that will not only transform our visitor's experiences here, but also the everyday life of those who call Rutherford County home.
These projects, determined through local input, represent the critical investments we must make as a community to ensure that Rutherford County remains competitive in our new and changing economy.
We've got to show people, grant agencies, state and federal government, that we are serious about this and we're willing to invest so that they'll be willing to step up to the plate and invest with us. Let's all invest what we can and make the county and our backyard better for all of us.
- Peter O'Leary, Mayor, Chimney Rock Village
By leveraging our compelling natural and cultural assets, Rutherford County must continue its effort to increase outdoor recreation opportunities, including biking, hiking, paddling, rock climbing, and more. Also, we must invest in our Main Street communities to provide a quality visitor experience and attract new private sector investment and business growth.
What makes a place great to visit is often what makes it a great place to live. By improving walkability, enhancing connectivity among our downtowns, and increasing access to the great outdoors, Rutherford County will be a leader in quality of life for its citizens and a welcoming destination for active travelers.
It’s true. Local industries are seeing their workers commute up to an hour away to live in areas with a higher quality of life. Also, in the era of a new economy, workers can often choose where they live. Rutherford County must position itself to attract new families and workers of all skill levels. Rutherford Bound outlines the infrastructure investments necessary to make this a reality.