|Delta Business Journal Touts Vicksburg|
|Thursday, 05 January 2012 08:10|
Despite the recent flooding, Vicksburg and Warren County seem to have no trouble riding the waves of change welcoming the largest chain manufacturer in North America, chain restaurants and other businesses, as well as the accompanying new jobs. The local real estate market is bustling, local businesses are reporting strong growth and large employers boast of low employee turnover.
Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield says the city is preparing to welcome a number of different chain restaurants, including Chick-Fil-A. Sales tax revenue for the past month is up $60,000 over the same month last year, even though overall the city is about ½ percent behind sales tax to date from last year, most of which Winfield attributes to the flooding.
Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Bill Seratt says the city is pacing about five percent ahead on hospitality tax collections, and 4.5 percent ahead in hotel occupancy. "We're feeling pretty good about the whole thing," Seratt says. "We're very fortunate to have landed some large conventions, especially for this size market."
See the Delta Business Journal website for the complete article.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 05 January 2012 08:42|