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APSU College of Business launches new hospitality management concentration for hotel/restaurant industry

CLARKSVILLE, TN – Next time you’re passing through Clarksville or Nashville, look at all the hotels, restaurants and event spaces popping up, and you’ll see why tourism is now the No. 2 industry in Tennessee.

According to the state’s Department of Tourism Development, “Tennessee Tourism generated $16.8 billion in domestic and international travel spending” in 2020.

In the next few years, that number will only continue to grow in Clarksville, with visitors heading to concerts or basketball games at the F&M Bank arena, eating dinner at Strawberry Alley or Shelby’s Trio, or staying the night at a new hotel and convention center.

And then, there’s Nashville with the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Predators and more restaurants than a person can visit in a year.

With all this continued growth, Austin Peay State University’s College of Business is making sure there’s local talent to lead the hospitality…

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