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Tourism Team Visits Homerville
Posted on December 4th, 2012

The Georgia Tourism Division’s Product Development Resource Team, a statewide program administered through the Georgia Department of Economic Development, is currently in Clinch County through Thursday, December 6.
Clinch County was selected by the Tourism Product Development Office to participate in a new initiative, which focuses technical assistance in the form of a reconnaissance and strategy visit to a local community that is interested in developing its tourism potential.  The 10 team members consist of representatives from the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Department of Community Affairs, Department of Agriculture, and an interpretation specialist.
During the Resource Team visit, the team members will work with local county leadership to evaluate the portfolio of tourism- related assets within the community relevant to the areas of heritage and cultural tourism; nature based tourism and agritourism. The Resource Team’s objectives include taking inventory and discussing opportunities to develop a tourism based economy in Clinch County. In addition, the group will identify any obstacles that might impede the implementation of such an effort.
The Resource Team visit will includes a tour of Homerville’s commercial district and surrounding sites including Fargo, Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge, Cogdell, Argyle and Dupont.  Additionally, the team will conduct interview sessions with community stakeholders.
The visit will conclude Thursday morning with a summary meeting at the Historic Station Train Depot in Homerville with community officials and representatives of local organizations.
The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) is the state's sales and marketing arm, the lead agency for attracting new business investment, encouraging the expansion of existing industry and small businesses, locating new markets for Georgia products, attracting tourists to Georgia, and promoting the state as a location for film, video and music projects, as well as planning and mobilizing state resources for economic development. For more information, visit or call (404) 962-4075.

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