Very pos­i­tive

The Covington News - - Opinion -

It is re­fresh­ing to see some good news about the lo­cal econ­omy.

We are heart­ened by the just-re­leased re­port that the tourism in­dus­try is grow­ing in New­ton County and Cov­ing­ton.

The rev­enue pro­duced by this in­dus­try is the best kind of fu­ture growth rev­enue.

It is clean, it keeps lo­cal ho­tels and food es­tab­lish­ments go­ing and it pro­duces in­creased tax rev­enue, which in turn can be rein­vested into search­ing for new busi­ness to re­lo­cate to our county. It’s a real win-win for ev­ery­one.

In some more pos­i­tive news, the cham­ber re­ports that the lead­ers of 10 eco­nomic projects have taken a look at our com­mu­nity.

We are not sure we are see­ing any light at the end of our slow eco­nomic tun­nel, but we are more than pleased that our lo­cal busi­ness and com­mu­nity lead­ers are dig­ging away at the ugly block­age of that tun­nel as fast as they can.

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