Gadsden County Looks to Attract Tourists

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Posted at 6:00 PM, Oct 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-07 06:37:58-04

QUINCY, FL (WTXL) -- Gadsden County is looking to attract tourists traveling on I-10 to the area.

The county received a $20,000 grant for a corridor master plan from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity in August.

The plan is to market key attractions in the area, including the county courthouse in Quincy and the Apalachicola River waterfront in Chattahoochee.

The county plans to work with the regional tourism organization, Riverway South, to develop the plan and increase tourism in the region.

Officials say they're in the early stages of planning the project, which is expected to give visitors a different perspective of the state.

"It helps bring awareness to places that normally people would not come to, because when you think of Florida, you think of central Florida and all the amenity they have there," said Allara Mills Gutcher, the county's planning and community development director. "We're trying to promote the rural part of Florida, where you can do something original in Gadsden County."

Officials will start planning for the project next month. It's expected to take until June.