(CEDAR CITY, Utah) - (+ VIDEO) Many Iron County residents many not realize that the Cedar City and Brian Head Tourism Bureau saves them money. KCSG Community Windows spotlights the efforts the tourism bureau office makes to bring in visiting tourists, which in turn provides money from taxes to be used in county and city coffers to offset the cost of improving roads, providing city or county services or future building projects.
Maria Twitchell, executive director of the Cedar City and Brian Head Tourism Bureau said, "These taxable sales provides each household in Iron County with $703 in tax relief every year. Those are taxes they don't have to pay."
She said that the bureau has a three goals: encourage economic development, supervise visitor services and oversee the outdoor recreation department and facilities.
The future is positive with the upcoming groundbreaking of the Beverly Taylor Sorenson Center of the Arts, a future LDS temple and the return of the Tour of Utah. Learn more about these and other events on Facebook and Twitter or call the Visitor Center at 435.586.5124.