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Jackson County is defined by its lofty vistas and fast-flowing water
Carved from portions of two adjoining counties in 1851, Jackson County is defined by its lofty vistas, fast-flowing water and rich Appalachian traditions.
Jackson County TDA
The Jackson County Tourism Development Authority’s mission is to promote growth of tourism opportunities that benefits the Jackson County economy. The Jackson County Tourism Development Authority was established in 2013 by an act of the North Carolina General Assembly. The Jackson County TDA has 15 board members appointed by the Jackson County Board of Commissioners and meets monthly. The Jackson County TDA is funded by a 4% room occupancy tax collected from guests of Jackson County accommodations. No property taxes are used to fund the Jackson County Tourism Development Authority.
Bring the “Play On” brand to life through an integrated marketing strategy.
Create an awareness and desire to explore and fall in love with Jackson County.
To foster tourism development in the area by offering grants to projects, attractions, events, and services which will increase tourism to the Jackson County area.
To examine the range of existing visitor attractions and services, and to use the information to identify unrealized marketing opportunities.
To work with community organizations to achieve an effective, coordinated and comprehensive marketing program.
To work with local government, businesses, and non-profit organizations to identify and develop new facilities, attractions, and services to improve tourism activities.
To contribute to the economic development and quality of life in Jackson County.
The Jackson County TDA meeting schedule is available at the Meeting Schedule page.
The JCTDA’s Executive Director is Nick Breedlove. Contact him at Director@DiscoverJacksonNC.com or by telephone at 828-848-8711.