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Area Looks to Bring in Visitors After Water Crisis

February 10, 2014

Charleston Gazette – With plenty of choices of where to live, work and play, an environmental disaster like last month’s Elk River chemical leak could have a severely negative impact on a city’s reputation and thus its economy. Why would anyone choose to visit if they’re unsure about the water? Read

That is a challenge the city of Charleston must now take on. How to attract visitors and new residents after the Jan. 9 chemical leak that left 300,000 people without potable water?