The RCTDA is responsible for managing occupancy tax revenues (ie. bed tax or short-term lodging tax). These funds must be spent to market/promote the County or to construct tourism-related infrastructure projects.
The RCTDA and its partners are working to leverage these tax dollars to secure additional grant funding. Also, the RCTDA is seeking partnerships with any individuals, businesses, or industry interested in helping to finance and strategically invest in critical infrastructure needs.
Read the full plan below.
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.