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EHDA approves city’s first TIF project

ELIZABETHTON STAR – A new hotel is on the horizon for the city.

Elizabethton Housing and Development Agency Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday morning to approve the city’s first Tax Increment Financing (TIF) project — a 54-room Cobblestone Hotel. The motion passed unanimously with board members Danny Blevins, Dale Shook, Larry Gobble and Stan Bailey voting to approve the measure. Commissioner Bertha Davis was absent from the meeting.

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County Commission adopts unique incentives policy

ELIZABETHTON STAR – The Carter County Commission voted through a policy that could help the Carter County Industrial Board bring in both industrial and tourism companies to the county. Voting 24-0 during Monday’s meeting at the Carter County Courthouse, the commission approved a resolution that created an “inventive policy to attract and retain businesses in Carter County.”

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Tourism effect: Visitors spent $39.47 million in Carter County during 2017

ELIZABETHTON STAR – NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Kevin Triplett announced today Tennessee tourism’s direct domestic and international travel expenditures reached a new all-time record high of $20.7 billion in 2017, up 6.3 percent over the previous year, as reported by the U.S. Travel Association. The announcement was made at the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum.

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