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During the monthly meeting of the Bradley County Economic Development Commission, Bradley County Chamber of Commerce President briefed the members on the economic impact of the annual Pink Tomato Festival. The board also reviewed the organizations financial statement and discussed repair needs to the BCEDC office. David King informed the members that tourism is big business in Arkansas and festivals like the Pink Tomato Festival are major contributors to tourism.
David King informed the members that tourism is big business in Arkansas and festivals like the Pink Tomato Festival are major contributors to tourism. He told those in attendance that the most effect way to reach people with information concerning the festival is television, a handful of specific magazines and the internet. He said the majority of visitors to Arkansas for tourism come from Texas, Missouri, Louisana, Oklahoma and Illinois. Mr. King stated that according economic data, the Tomato Festival