Tourism officials in Terre Haute are optimistic the number of visitors to the Vigo County city will continue to grow as the pandemic recovery continues, boosting tax revenue. Our partners at WTHI-TV report more than $360,000 was collected last year via the city’s 8% innkeeper’s tax.
David Patterson, executive director of the Terre Haute Convention and Visitors Bureau, says that number is already at $474,000.
“We had a wonderful spring you know we’ve had a percussion state championship, a robotics state championship, we’ve had regionals in volleyball soccer we’ve had a new craft beer festival,” said Patterson.
He says the new Terre Haute Convention Center will bring additional visitors for years to come as the venue attracts statewide association events.
Patterson adds the money that tourism brings in goes right back into the community.
“All the money that we collect through this we reinvest back into the community and other events and hotels the people that work at the hotels then they spend their salaries with an insurance guy, the dentist, buy gasoline whatever so that cycle of money cycles several times through our community.”
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