(NASHVILLE) – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) announced today he is pleased the City of Dayton will receive a $42,500 Tourism Enhancement Grant from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. The grant will be used to improve an existing Lake Chickamauga access area. The improvements will help support tourism including fishing and nature tours on Lake Chickamauga.

The Tourism Enhancement Grants are funded through the Rural Economic Opportunity Act, co-sponsored by Yager, which is designed to improve the economic indicators in rural communities across Tennessee. 

“This grant is a great investment and will bring economic value to the community of Dayton,” said Yager. “It will provide more opportunities for visitors, as well as the citizens of Dayton, to experience the nature and beauty of the area.  I am pleased these funds will help support tourism, and I was happy to co-sponsor the legislation that made this grant available. I appreciate the work of local officials to secure this grant and look forward to more grants like this one benefitting our communities in the future.”

For more information on the Tourism Enhancement Grant, see the Tennessee Department of Tourism release linked here