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Monday, June 22, 2015

tourism chat

Dennis Davin, secretary of the state Department of Community and Economic Development, promised a more comprehensive approach to tourism promotion during a visit to Ligonier on Friday.
Lawmakers, businesspeople and community leaders met with Davin at the Thistledown at Seger House bed and breakfast along Main Street.
Davin praised the work of local organizations such as the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau, but he said the state needs to use more of its money and clout to help such groups by adopting a statewide approach to tourism and marketing.
“We kind of lost the focus there and we want to bring it back,” he said.
Davin, a Pittsburgh native, was director of the Allegheny County Department of Economic Development before moving to his current job in January.

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