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Local Tourism on the Rise; County Funding Stagnant

January 20th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

Although Allegany County Tourism grew in 2014 almost double the rate of the state overall and has been making tremendous strides for the past five years- local funding for tourism remains stagnant. According to the most recent report, tourism generated $22 million in local taxes in 2014. Local tourism sales in 2014 of 11.9% nearly doubled the overall state growth rate of 6.1% and was responsible for 3,500 jobs.  Addressing local business leaders, Tourism Strategist Dave Williams said that while the tourism industry is growing- funding from the county has not…


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