Making recreation into revenue
Newberry is taking a different approach to bring in more money to the city’s economy. WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman says sports play a big part in their development.
Newberry Mayor Bill Conrad saysthe city is boosting its sports and recreation tourism, with the Diamonds Sports Park, Easton-Newberry Archery Complex, Nations Baseball Complex and Canterberry equestrian showplace, in addition to this cycle park.
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