Bloomington mayor asking for food and beverage tax to fund convention center expansion

Posted at 5:51 PM, Oct 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-06 17:51:49-04

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. --  Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton is asking the Bloomington Common Council to support a one percent food and beverage tax on prepared food to fund the expansion of the Monroe County Convention Center located in downtown Bloomington.  That tax would generate $17 million dollars a year. 

The money is needed to enhance, compliment, and support existing amenities to attract prospective convention business. 

27 other Indiana communities already use the food and beverage tax tool.

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