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Stimulate Your Local Economy Through Tourism

Tourism development is economic development – and economic development is working to create places where people want to be. In fact, tourism is in the top three industries related to economic impact in all 50 US states. Rural BaseCamp works with community, governmental, corporate, and nonprofit partners to develop a stakeholder team, shared vision and action plan to develop and market tourism, outdoor recreation and heritage travel assets in your community. We’ll help you identify opportunities and challenges and map out a plan to stimulate the local economy, while also planning to avoid the negative impacts of tourism. We assist with long-term planning, partnership and project development, grant writing, branding, wayfinding and interpretive signage, and marketing.


Illustrated Maps

Assisted communities in developing illustrated maps as an artistic way to market tourism assets in each region.

Tourism Website Development

Work with rural communities to provide affordable website design and content development services.

Regional Visitors Guide

Developed regional visitor guide in magazine format. Successfully obtained state grant funds and local advertising to support production.

Radio Promotion Supporting Southeast TN Restaurants during the COVID-19 Lockdown

Worked a radio station in Chattanooga to promote restaurants in Southeast Tennessee that were open during the COVID-19 shutdown. We created spots that ran daily and included live interviews with restaurant owners. This helped boost the morale for restaurant owners and promoted their restaurants to Chattanooga listeners who were spending time outdoors in natural areas in the region.

Branded Brochure Racks

Successfully obtained state grant funds to provide small businesses with branded brochure racks that help inform visitors about tourism activities, restaurants, lodging and historic sites in the region.

Tourism Photography

Provide tourism marketing photography as needed for brochures, websites, social media and marketing projects.

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