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Columbus leaders go to Asheville, N.C. for annual intercity journey – WTVM


COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) – Metropolis of Columbus enterprise and neighborhood leaders took a two day journey to Asheville, North Carolina final week for the Chamber of Commerce’s twenty seventh annual intercity journey. This, to discover and examine how Columbus presently stands… and in addition the way it can develop.

Asheville, North Carolina: a metropolis in western North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains identified for a vibrant arts scene and historic structure. With a inhabitants of just a little greater than 95,000, the town is house to the Biltmore Property, a number of breweries and performing arts.

“Not solely do you get an opportunity to take a look at issues different communities are doing that you could be need to convey house, however it additionally often validates issues Columbus is doing as being heading in the right direction or being forward of the host websites we’re going to,” Mayor Skip Henderson mentioned.

Henderson attended this journey saying Asheville has an enormous craft beer trade and energetic artwork tradition, an enormous motive why tourism is regular: “We’re transferring in the best the route. We noticed how embracing public artwork is… It actually does give that neighborhood a way of place.”

Additionally on the journey: Vice President of the Larger Columbus Chamber of Commerce, Brian Silleto. He identified like Columbus, the town is scuffling with a police scarcity and crime.

“I do know on the crime entrance, that’s made some current headlines as effectively… listening to how they’re tackling issues and giving us suggestions on how we will do issues both higher or totally different as a metropolis,” Silleto mentioned.

“Once you have a look at our neighborhood and all of the vibrancy created in our downtown space and a few developments within the North and South ends, in addition to Midcity Yards and Highside Market, it will get me energized,” Henderson defined. “Individuals don’t perceive what an unimaginable place Columbus is.”

The 2 day journey wrapped up Friday. That is nothing new for enterprise and metropolis leaders with the Larger Columbus Chamber of Commerce. Yearly they choose a metropolis to go to to realize concepts from for the Fountain Metropolis.


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