A group of representatives from Hopkinsville and Christian County, including city and county governments and different tourism agencies, got together Wednesday to discuss how to capitalize on the momentum generated by the total solar eclipse.
The meeting was led by former Eclipse Coordinator Brooke Jung, who is compiling information gathered from meetings, surveys and focus groups to come up with ideas on how to market the city.
Jung says there are a lot of great things, such as events and famous Hopkinsville natives, about the community that could bring people here.
The plan is to present a report to the Hopkinsville Committee of the Whole about her findings that will offer suggestions on how the city can grow off of the eclipse. She says the hope is to present the report in late January and they are always accepting public feedback.
A reported 116,000 people visited the area during the solar eclipse in August and an estimated $28.5 million economic impact was generated. Jung says the marketing efforts will capitalize on getting visitors to return to the area and bring in new visitors. **