Jackson County will use the web to become tourism mecca

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) – Mississippi's east coast is launching a new tourism blitz. When the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce holds its 67th Annual meeting Thursday night the new Mississippi's East Coast tourism campaign will be introduced.

In a letter to chamber members, chamber president Carla Todd writes, "With this campaign, we are excited to spotlight our growing "eco-tourism" industry, and to show off our county's unique charm and one-of-a-kind small businesses."

The Jackson County chamber is using BP funds obtained through the Gulf Coast Recovery Fund to launch the website. The newly formed Jackson Tourism Commission is assisting the chamber with this initiative.

According to Todd, "This campaign's launch marks a major milestone in our effort to strengthen the economic vibrancy of our local communities, and we look forward to expanding on it in the years to come."

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