COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – The Columbus Visitors Bureau is having one of the largest tax revenue increases in recent months.
In the month of March, Visit Columbus brought in nearly $160,000 from the two percent restaurant tax. That amount doesn’t include the eight to ten thousand dollars still expected from Lowndes County. The two percent hotel tax revenue is also nearly 30 thousand dollars. CEO of Visit Columbus Nancy Carpenter says the revenue will put to good use.
“We are constantly involved in beautification projects for Columbus. I’m on a committee that will make some recommendations on the amphitheater. We have some wonderful lofty goals,” says Nancy Carpenter, CEO of Visit Columbus.
This is the most revenue collected in Columbus from the two percent restaurant tax.