Tourism Planning & Development for the Appalachian Regional Commission

HTC Partners and its parent company, Hargrove International, has worked with the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) on various projects for the 13-state region since 2004. Our most relevant project includes researching a variety of Civil War stories from the ARC states spanning from New York to Mississippi as the foundation to write the region’s mapguide to commemorate the Civil War 150. Designed to encourage visitors to explore Appalachia to better understand the war and its impact on the region, the Mapguide was inserted into the April 2012 American Heritage magazine, distributed at state welcome centers and promoted via the ARC website, www.visitappalachia.com. Other ARC projects include authoring and editing two mapguides (one on scenic drives) for ARC in partnership with National Geographic. HTC Partners has also conducted tourism development as part of the distressed counties ... [Read More]