Sen. Mark Warner looks to continue growth for Back of the Dragon, tourism economy


TAZEWELL, VA (WVNS) — U.S. Senator Mark Warner is looking to help further revitalize the Commonwealth’s tourism industry.

On Wednesday, August 28, Warner spoke with Main Street business owners and local leaders at a community meeting at the Back of the Dragon Welcome Center.

The Democratic senator wanted to discuss economic revitalization and expanding Tazewell County’s tourism industry, especially to promote the Back of the Dragon and its scenic views.

“We want to make sure if [tourists] come to our country, they don’t just look at New York and Washington and Disneyland,” Warner said. “They get a chance to see unique characteristics in our country. This is the home of bluegrass music. This is as pretty country as you’re going to see anywhere.”

Warner hopes Brand USA, a national destination marketing organization, will be one way to attract more tourists to areas like Tazewell and its Back of the Dragon.

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