Our latest Survey of Rural Challenges said natural resources are rural communities’ best rural assets, but most places don’t have enough outfitters to take advantage of them as tourism development.
Here’s how rural people like you can take small steps to grow into outdoor outfitters.
- Gather Your Crowd to attract groups and organizations that want to help
- Build Connections to borrow equipment and acquire insurance
- Take Small Steps by splitting the work with different businesses and organizations in the community.
Both Deb and I visited Eastern Kentucky last year. I visited Estill County, and Deb was in Jackson County. We each shared a version of this process to help get tourism ideas off the ground.
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Kathy from Jackson County wanted to start her own outdoor business but she only