Policy 4

Enhance and expand heritage tourism as a component of the County’s economic development. 

  • HD4.1 - Develop a countywide heritage tourism plan to celebrate the County’s unique history, stimulate local economic development, and fund capital improvement projects. Build on existing efforts, including the 2001 Approved Anacostia Trails Heritage Area Management Plan and Maryland Milestones program. 
  • HD4.2 - Design a comprehensive branding and marketing campaign with a countywide focus to elevate the profile of the County’s cultural and heritage attractions. 
  • HD4.3 - Encourage planning and coordination between local cultural resources and heritage organizations. 
  • HD4.4 - Partner with local organizations to identify opportunities and pursue grants, loans, and tax credits to promote cultural and heritage tourism.