WHAT'S WORKING: Etowah County pushes tourism and supporting loc - Alabamas13.com WVTM-TV Birmingham, AL

WHAT'S WORKING: Etowah County pushes tourism and supporting locals

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Etowah Co. AL. — It's a county that is home to Gadsden, a city recently name by a popular economic business magazine as,  a municipality highly ranked in recession-busting practices.

 Etowah County, Alabama, roughly an hour northwest of the state's most populous area -the Birmingham metropolis, is a short distance away from the hustle and bustle of the big city and is nestled in a geographically different landscape teeming with flowing creeks, calm lakes and the second tallest waterfall in the state.

On the job front, the Alabama Department of Labor April 2013 data lists the county's unemployment rate at 6.1% which is slightly higher than that state's non-seasonally adjusted rate of 6.0%. However, from a push to utilize two natural resources to backing a local initiative aimed at supporting local businesses, leaders in the county are moving forward with efforts to attract more money to the county. 

In this What's Working online video report,  Alabama's 13 Bettina Boateng , Producer Danielle Deavours and Photojournalist Ben Bryson take you northeast of the Birmingham metro area  to check out what officials, businesses and locals are doing to attract more jobs, people and money  in the area and what's working overall in Etowah County.

Please click on the video player to view the online report. Also

For more information about Etowah county and other initiatives mentioned in the online report, please access the URL links listed below.

What's Working Etowah County

http://www.cityofgadsden.com/

http://www.greatergadsden.com/

http://www.gadsdenchamber.com/

http://etowahcounty.org/

http://www.gadsdenida.org/

http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/01/01055.html

 

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