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Bed-tax surge points to strong tourism trend

Bed-tax surge points to strong tourism trend

Shortly after announcing its first $3 million year, the county Tourist Development Office reported Dec. 2 that October’s bed-tax collections blew past the previous October by 51.61 percent. The county brought in $268,125.73 in bed taxes during the month. Read the full article in the Dec. 13 issue of Navarre Press. Click here to subscribe for […]

Tough Mudder economic impact below expectations

Tough Mudder economic impact below expectations

The economic impact of April’s two-day Tough Mudder event, while significant, was far less than the $6 million that the company claimed at its one-day military-style obstacle course in March 2015, according to a new Haas Center study. Santa Rosa County’s share of this year’s estimated $2.75 million impact on the region was about $1.45 […]

Tough Mudder misses contract deadline

Tough Mudder misses contract deadline

The deadline passed weeks ago for Tough Mudder Inc. to file an economic impact study that documents how Santa Rosa County benefited from its April 9-10 event in Milton. Although submission of the study is required before the county gives the company $80,000 in support money, Tough Mudder nevertheless sent an invoice to Tourist Office […]