Bassmaster Elite kicked off this morning and it will no doubt prove to be one of the finest and most exciting events of 2015 for Marshall County! Tourism is a essential part of economic development for any community. It can be the economic driver for many communities. That certainly would be the case for Guntersville. While the MCEDC works hard to bring in manufacturing and advanced technical companies, we cannot forget that tourism is another component that makes our economy a vibrant one.
I’ve heard over the years some locals complain about the traffic or wait times at restaurants when large events like Bassmasters, FLW or the Mountain Lakes Triathlon are in town, but the bottom line is that these events help sustain many of the great restaurants and shopping establishments that we all need and enjoy. It also makes people aware of our community and that leads to people (and businesses) moving here.
The Marshall County Convention and Visitors Bureau works hard to bring events like this one to Marshall County so that we can have a well rounded economy. Let’s get out and support the tournament this weekend. And don’t forget, everyone is invited to the MCEDC Harbor Party Friday after the weigh-in 3-7pm!
For more information about this weekend's events visit: http://www.marshallcountycvb.com/on-the-lake/upcoming-tournaments