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Tourism reps talk increasing Huntsville visitation

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Tourism and hospitality representatives got together in Huntsville on Thursday to talk about how to bring visitors to the Rocket City. Tourism and hospitality representatives got together in Huntsville on Thursday to talk about how to bring visitors to the Rocket City.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Tourism and hospitality representatives got together in Huntsville on Thursday to talk about how to bring visitors to the Rocket City.

Last year, travelers pumped almost a billion dollars into the Madison County economy. A large portion of visitors come on business, but Jennifer Moore with the Convention and Visitors Bureau said they're working to promote the area as a destination.

From Remington to Verizon, the CVB has seen an effect because of new jobs in the area.

"They're interested in possibly relocating to the area, so they come to Huntsville and look at we have to offer," said Moore. "They bring people with them, and hopefully they will relocate. We say, ‘Today's visitor could be tomorrow's business investor.'"

According to the CVB, the tourism industry is responsible for over 14,000 jobs in Madison County.

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