Jack Church spoke with Chris Girdler, Chief Executive Officer for the Somerset-Pulaski County Economic Development Authority, otherwise known as SPEDA. Girdler said the region is growing quickly thanks in part to people discovering a good quality of life combined with a strong and growing local economy. Girdler pointed out that nearby Lake Cumberland attracts over 4 million visitors each year surpassing places like Yellowstone National Park in terms of annual visitors. He said the tourism industry is huge in terms of maintaining and growing current and future businesses in the region.
Original airdate: 8/13/2023
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