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City, airport see tourism taking off

CRESWELL – After the city council declined the renewal of the Creswell Chamber of Commerce’s contract to spend hotel room tax dollars for tourism activities, the City is looking to use that money instead to support tourism at Hobby Field Airport. The Creswell Chamber was projected to receive $31,225 from the transient room tax for the 2020-21 fiscal year, city finance director Jim Piper said at a February council meeting. The City’s prior contract with the Chamber provided the budget so that the business organization could encourage tourism through traditional events such as the citywide yard sale, Fourth of July parade and fireworks, and the December tree-lighting ceremony.

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