Tourism, business leaders explore what makes the Capital of Lake Cumberland thrive
Tourism is Pulaski County’s largest industry. Lake Cumberland draws 4 million recreational visitors per year and is the No. 1 destination in Pulaski County — generating significant tax revenue and supporting more than 1,000 jobs.
As the largest city near the water, Somerset is the Capital of Lake Cumberland and the Houseboat Capital of the World. In SPEDA’s latest video in a series highlighting the community’s top industries, President and CEO Chris Girdler talks with Somerset Tourist & Convention Commission Director Leslie Ikerd, Lake Cumberland Tourism Director Michelle Allen, and businessman and avid outdoorsman Brook Ping about the activities, recreational opportunities and natural beauty available to residents and visitors.