Why wouldn't East TN qualify? We have a lot of mountain food available as well as outstanding entertainment in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. http://www.pigeonforgechamber.com/ http://www.gatlinburg.com/default.asp
In addition, we have Benton's Hams that is world famous. http://bentonshams.com/order/index.php?cPath=24
The airport in Knoxville is very modern and has direct flights from many cities including NYC, Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta and many others.
The scenery, food, quality of East TN would certainly entice many folks around the USA. The Tennessee Valley is one of the most scenic places in the USA in the world due to its lakes, mountains, food and other neat places.
Paul E. Smith