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BUSINESS & INDUSTRY A Taste of Newnan brings restaurateurs and other food providers to downtown. The event is one of several sponsored by Main Street Newnan.

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Although the numbers from those months do not always directly correlate to tourist revenue, they do show that more people are spending time and money in the community during those months. “While they [tourists] are here, they are eating in our restaurants, visiting our attractions, purchasing gas, shopping and staying in the hotels,” Baggarly said. Coweta County has also had numerous movies and TV shows filmed throughout parts of the county including “The Walking Dead,” “Zombieland,” “Mockingjay” – the third movie in the “Hunger Games” trilogy – and more. Films and productions like these have put Coweta on the map and created a larger influx of outside tourism and revenue. There are also many natural and historical landmarks and attractions to draw in people with varying likes and interests. “Getting people here is the key to our marketing efforts as a whole,” Baggarly said, “not just from the CVB, but from Main Street Newnan, the historical societies, businesses, the municipalities and other organizations. [That] is what attracts people to Coweta County. Once we get them here, we all offer them opportunities to experience something different. We have so much to offer. “We have one of the largest state parks in the state in Chattahoochee Bend State Park. We have Civil War museums and the Brown’s Mill Battlefield. We have historic home tours, Oak Hill Cemetery tours, the Lewis Grizzard and Erskine Caldwell museums in Moreland, Dunaway Gardens, McRitchie-Hollis Museum, Male Academy Museum, African American Heritage Museum, and more.” Carol Chancey, the owner of Cloudland Canyon Entertainment, works to develop strategic areas for tourism in Moreland. She said that


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