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    The DDA provides essential resources to help you make your community a sustainable, thriving place where people love to live, work, and visit. Your DDA membership provides you with motivational, practical, in-depth answers you need to work in partnership with others in your community to achieve shared goals, turning your community into a great destination.

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The Resource Center includes more than 75 how-to videos & guides on just about any topic you can imagine - all geared to helping you become an amazing destination.

 

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THE definitive guide for everyone working to make the place they call home a more vibrant, sustainable destination to visit, live, and invest in. 

 

Full of photographic examples, inspiring case histories, and practical steps, this book is both educational and entertaining. This indispensable guide showcases the 25 immutable, never changing rules to make your town an amazing destination. 

 

Rewritten and updated, the book contains new information, and more real-world examples and has been reorganized so the book acts as a to-do list to making YOUR TOWN the next amazing destination. 

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE DDA

"Your ongoing resources will always be valuable to me, and to other destinations who need to educate board members and stakeholders. Now if I could only get them to sit down to view some of your videos, we would be all set! Past boards have adopted many of your principles, and it is my goal to do the same with this current one. Thank you again for your knowledgeable response. You've made my job much easier!"

-Mary Anne Baker, Executive Director, Swain County Tourism Development, Bryson City, North Carolina

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