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Eastern Cherokee Band's $49M resort plan approved

The Eastern Band of Cherokees from North Carolina won approval to develop a $49 million resort on Tennessee Valley Authority land.

The tribe will be granted a 40-year commercial recreation easement on 40 acres. The tribe will lease the land for the development of Sequoyah Lodge and Resort.

The resort will include cabins, a hotel, conference center, retail shops, restaurants, a marina, a swimming beach and other amenities.

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Panel gives go-ahead for $49M resort deal to benefit Cherokees (The Knoxville News 7/22)

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