Letter: Innkeeper’s tax important to help promote county

To the editor:

Johnson County Council President Jim Eckart’s recent letter to the editor, Dec. 21, states he is opposed to the innkeeper’s tax being adopted in Johnson County.

It seems to me that this is the one tax that should be adopted for advertising to bring more tourism to our county. I certainly am not in favor of any other new taxes or any tax raises in the county.

Hamilton County has said that in 2012 tourism was the third largest industry in their county and is a major economic driver. According to a report more than 4 million visitors spent $375 million, with 66 percent of that coming from shopping and dining and the rest from tourism-related taxes.

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