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Proposed Hike Of Innkeeper To Help Fund Event Center In Daviess County
Updated February 13, 2017 7:39 AM
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(DAVIESS CO.) - A proposed hike of the local Innkeeper's Tax from 5 to 7 percent would help fund an event center in Daviess County.

That's what County Visitor Bureau Executive Director Samantha Bobbitt told the Daviess County Council before they approved a request to recommend the tax be raised by the Indiana General Assembly.

The Washington Times Herald Herald quoted Bobbitt as saying they want to be pro-active and use the extra funds to promote the county's position on I-69 and showcase what Daviess County has by creating some kind of event, educational and cultural center.

Over the last four years the tax has generated $200,000 a year and increase would boost that another $80,000 a year.

The tax is paid mostly by out of county visitors to Daviess County who rent hotel rooms.

Bobbitt says the extra funds are a drop in the bucket when it comes to building a multi-million dollar facility akin to the West Gate Academy, but she says the extra dollars are a start.



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