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The Richardson Family SmartState Center of Economic Excellence in Tourism and Economic Development

Who We Are

The Center has a highly qualified team of researchers and fellows that can carry out any number of projects, from feasibility studies, economic impact studies and marketing plans, to general tourism development research, new product development research and consumer satisfaction surveys. The Center also provides support to new businesses, industry training, expert guest speakers and assists in writing grants.